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Devoted to the Promulgation of Primitive Christianity as Taught in the Scriptures and Believed 

by the Church of the Brethren. 

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NO. 1.} • flFNTDifGDONPA., JANUAET 4,rl876, , ..^,.Hl.60arearinAdi,<tMe. 

The Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDONi PA., JAN., 4. 1876. 



As we believe, and liaye tlie assur- 
ance tliat we are engaged in a good 
■Work, we invite every body to help us 
to increase our circulation There are 
many places tliat we Lave no agents 
at work, others where the agent is not 
active, or is not' making the effort 
that might be iiiacle.' In all' such 
places, some person that has the work 
at heart should take hold of it. There 
are hundreds and we doubt not thou- 
sands, that are waiting to be invited 
to subscribe. Who will do it ? Ev- 
ery brother and sister or any one, 
friendly to the cause will receive our 
grateful thanks by attending to it and 
sending us all the names that can pos- 
sibly be obtained. ' Please work for 
us. Do' not stand back because you 
did not receive a prospectus, but' go 
to work at once' aii'd gist all the names 
you can, and send them along. We 
do not care who sends them and how 
sent, only so the iiames"aiid address 
are plainly given aiid arc reSfio'nsibie 
for the pay. 

Our terms are a,s low as we can pos- 
sibly make theln withbut sustaining 
loss. Single copy §1.60 postage paid," 
10 per cent off for all over five and 
under ten. AJl over ten we allow the 
agent 20 cents on "each name. 

When agents feel liberal enough, 
they can divide the percentage and 
thus reduce ' the price of the paper, 
but this should not bo asked or'ei-' 
pected of them as the parser is fully 
worth the price asked for it and the 
percentage should go toward the 
agents trouble and expenses in send- 
ing names and money. Send money 
byregistered letter, postal order, check 
or draft. - -.- "^'''^ 


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Ch the evening of the 17th of Dec, we 
took the train to go to Hill Valley, 

Huntingdon county, Pa., to attend 
some meetings'. 'At Mt. Union ;We 
took the* Narrow Guage; .Novelty" 
train for-Shu-leysburg", where we were 
metiby sister Mollie Spauogle,. and 
conveyed to place of nieeting and 
reached the place in time for services. 
Here wenietBro. Stephen Hildebrand 
who had already been with the breth- 
ren some seven days, preaching at dif- 
ferent points in the same congregation. 
The weather was' so exceedingly cold ■ 
and the roads .ao rough, that the at- 
tendance was Hot so, large as it would 
have othenvise been. ■ ■.•,■;, v; 

On. Sattu'day evening,;Sunday a.-m^,: 
■ aaid eivenjiig the attendance was Jarger- 
and a considerable interest manifested 
and we hope that the labor wlLL be; 
productiy&pf gdod; .-. 

During' our short -stay we visited 
the homes of brethren Seth Myers, 
John , Spanogle.,'anj3,.i J. S.-iane,; .aE , 
ministers, where we enjoyed ourselves 
much and was ■ sorry, that we.,,-couid 
not call with more of ; our brethren, 
and sisters.; , We , ajgo (met at ; the 
.meeting, ,-;Elde. lAbraip Funk and. ,J,i 
6..Glock. ■ Bro. Glock, just retuiTiedt 
from a preaching tour ; among, the . 
Eastern churches,, •IJe.'jsias a.fjconvpar- Eld,, Grabill •Mycra, and. ex-, 
pressed . himself , much pleased, .with 
,hi3 visit, it b.eiog principaliy-^,,amoiug[, 
the German Churches ; whert^, the Ger 
man language is used, which- is, his 
mother tongue. , Afe:Mo:|iday:nop.n,^>?;p 
returned, jip.uch; j|leas^d, ;\y:j,th oui;^ ^|}°f '^j' 

visit.,, ,.M ;.. . r.. , ,.. ' ,,. ,' ,. 

dress, one year for ^2.10. The Young 
Disciple alone is 7.5 cents a year. 

The PrimaHvc (jkristian and Dei- Breu- 
derbMe, a German Monthly, ( Brethren's 
Messenger,) to one address, one year $3.00 
"Der Bruderbote" alone 75 cents a year. 

Tli'e PiLGEiM, "Piimative Christian" 
and "Ber Breuderbote^' to one address, 
one year §3.15. ; !■■■;■. 



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Frequently, persons take.tjwp (^rrWOKCr 
papers, and a great many_insre feel, like 
doing so, but scarcely feel able. To ac- 
commodate such, we have made arrange 
ments so tl'at w* can offer several paperi? 
to subscribers to tlie Pkimative Chkis-' 
TiAN at reduced- rates. ■ " -:.-!. 

' Thjs PiiGBi ji . aafl Pnmatim, ■ .Christian 
will be sent to one address one year . for 
^3.75. Either qf the papers aloneis §1.60 
a year. ' ' ' ■ ■■ ' - ■■ ■ •• •'■-■ 

' The PiiiGftitf atid if'ottTvy'Wi'eipl'e fQ 
juvenile monthly ) will be sent to one ad- 

1. At;-the. head of every .letter give 
the name of your own post-opoe,; 
county and State, an^l- the, elate en 

which it is written. _': 

: 2. Write tH&name and give the full 
ajddi'ess of every subscriber you seiic!, 

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.as legibly as you i,&D. 


Tjj-e.New Toek Obsbevee. — This*: 
best of family .newspapers, is as fresh. 
;md iaterestiiag, now iuita.'fifty-third-. , 
Tear„a,s eyer.ibeiore^ ,andi,' indeed, we-rs 
think ,it:,^lQl^e sf>..r -Its •letters:, alone 
a^-e w.ortK more tha.n th^ subscription 
price, of th;e p'Sper. i It repudiates all 
offers. of premiums^! pictures, &c., and ', > 
sen4eito,..i!« paiti'flns-n. splendid family ' 
newspaper of the "largest ditn^usionsj 
containing ail. the desiiuble .news, re- 
ligious,. and an esdlegs variety of readr ,: 
ing for young, apdqld,|.a.ll,,of,wUich, is. 
-pure atid good. •?"^ery family should. , 
have,.it. -For specimen co.pies, address 
Si r...,P^,i;vr.jj & Cp., ^New York. 


Our offer to send '.The Young Disei- 
,«?(',. free to all the subscribers to the 
PiLGEiMforlS 76, will be continued 
thrsugh Jaauaiy, as we have nfade 'ar- 
rangements to run off an extra edition; 
'but the •f>aper will not be as ;good a 
qualityras the regular edition/ '; • 

• Order^ ftp- Almanacs' for 1876 will 
be filled at'the following rates : 
^Pricesinirie copy, postpaid, lOc. 
'Per dozen, 

■Perhtindrea,' ^"^^ 


■ ;By"espress'perhtiiidred ' 6.25. 

lAlnianaes for . .187:3', '74 ^and '76 at 
half the above rates. 



Kind reader, only a short time ago 
we took our leave of you and here we 
meet again. The time seems short 
yet another leaf in Ufe's history has 
been turned and we are ushered into 
a new year, that of 1876. 

We hail it with more than ordinary 
interest as being our centennial of 
Am<?rican and national liberty. That 
a nation should hold open its ports 
for the space of a hundred years as 
an asylum for the persecuted and 
oppressed, ought not to be considered 
any strange thing, but when we look 
around us and see the wickedness 
rife in the world and learn the de- 
pravity of the human heart, we must 
accept the religious liberty which we 
to-day enjoy, as one of the miracles 
of God's grac«. 

To-day we stand as the most free, 
progressive, prosperous and religious 
people on the earth. We say most 
religious because we enjoy greater 
privileges t« be religious than any 
others, but the question just now ari- 
ses, have we made use of these priv- 
ileges, and are we now enjoying their 
fruits .'' Has the goodness of God led 
us to repentance, or have we mistaken 
our best and highest interests and 
taken up the dirge of the foolish man 
of old, "Soul, thou hast much good 
laid up in store, take thine ease, eat, 
drink and be merry ?" 

We fear that the goodness of God 
has led many of us to this rather 
than to repentance. But fretting 
over the past will not mend it nor 
make the future any better. Wisdom 
says ; "turn ye about, cease to do evil 
and learn to do well." This should 
be our present resolve. All of our 
misdeeds of the past should be care- 
fully noted, with the intent of persist- 
ently avoiding them in the future, 
and thus be enabled to go forward in 
the divine life. 

Of the past we have not the time 
nor disposition to write. Upon the 
tablets of our own hearts its history 
is written and by little self-examina- 
tion we know it only too well. While 
much of it is visible to our own vision 
and to that of the world, much more 
will be revealed in God's book at the 
judgment. This fact should urge 
us to higher aims and nobler ends. 

The New Tear is now before us and 
it is for us to say and determine 
whether or not we will turn to a new 
page in our ownlife-history,or wheth- 
er we will remaim where we were or 
still worse, go back. 

During 1875 we, as a Church, have 
given more towards charitable purpo- 
ses than in five before, and that too 
under a financial depression that it 
has been our lot seldom to experience, 
and to-day we do not feel ourselves 
the poorer for it. This looks like 
progression in the right direction and 
we hope that during the present year 
our liberality will still be greater and 
that still more persevering efforts will 
be made in promulgating the truth 
as revealed m the Scriptures. Our 
field of labor seems to be enlarging, 
and as it increases it will require 
more labor to cultivate and take care 
of it. This the Lord has given into 
our hands, as a church, and if we neg- 
lect it, we will be found wanting. 

What little influence we have, we 
have endeavored to give on the side 
of the Lord and in favor of his cause, 
and by the grace of God, we shall con- 
tinue to do so. 

To-day, the press is the great pow- 
er of the world for good or for bad. 
Those who are ready to use it for the 
bad are legion, but for the good, 
where are they ? 

That we have already, through its 
power, accomplished much good is 
evident to all that care to know, but 
while that is so we feel assured that 
much more could and should be ac- 
complished in the same way. 

At a fair calculation in our mem- 
bership, we have 30 000 fanules and 
therefore ought to have a paper cir- 
culation of 30,000 as every family 
should be supplied with, at least, one 
of our periodicals, but we do not run 
over one third of that number, Be- 
sides having every family supplied 
with our papers we should put thous- 
ands of copies in families that are not 
of the membership. Here is a great 
field of labor to be made use of and 
who will enter it? Some of our agents 
have entered it and are at work, and 
to encourage it we advise from, this 
date, that our agents shall give it to 
all such for $1.40, but will add as a 
word of caution, give it to only such 
as will pay what they promise, as we 
cannot afford to run outside risks. 
Our periodicals, by the blessings of 

God, have been great missionaries, 
and through them, many have leceiv- 
ed a knowledge of our Church and 
thus led to the truth. Our light, to 
be seen of men, must be set on the 
candlestick and in no way can it be 
done more economically, ex]3editiously 
and universally than through the me- 
dium of the press. 

During the present year we desire 
that an extra effort be made in this 
direction. Fu-st commence at home 
in the chui-ch. See that each family 
is supplied with our papers, and then 
commence working outward and out- 
tvard untiL every family in your neigh- 
borhood is supplied where you think 
good may be accomplished, and now 
dear brother or sister, is the time to 
commence the work. January is the 
best month in all the year to canvass 
and we have no doubt but what many 
of our agents who have already sent 
us good lists, can by a persistent ef- 
fort, double their hsts. We feel as 
fi-ee in trying to persuade people to 
take and read the Pilgrim as we 
would in trying to persuade them to 
attend church, as we believe it to be 
a means of grace and may result in ac- 
complishing a great good. 

We sometimes feel like the man 
who had such unbounded faith in his 
minister that he thought if he could 
only get a friend under the jjower of 
his preaching he would be converted. 
He had a neighbor who, he said, had 
a good heart but a bad religion. To 
get this man inside of the church and 
under the power of his minister's 
preaching was his great study. Fi- 
nally he prevailed on him to go to the 
church and as he entered in the door 
the good man exclaimed, now Lord 
we've got him and if he is not con- 
verted it will not be our fault. So 
when we get a family supplied with 
good religious reading, we feel like 
saying, now Lord, if that family is not 
saved, it is not our fault. Put leaven 
in the meal and if it is good it will do 
its work. 

Hoj)ing then that we will aU com- 
mence the year with new and more 
determined resolutions to do good, we 
now commend you to the power of 
God's gi ace. Whatsoever your hand 
findsth to do, do it with all youi- 

Everybody should subscribe for The 
"TouNo Disciple." Only 75 cents 
a year. 



Bro. J. M. Zuck, now engaged in 

teaching near Boonsboro, Md., says : 

" So far as I can learn you have had 
Only two subscribers in this vicinity, 
and I concluded you needed some one 
to work a little for you, WhUe under 
this impression I started out one af- 
ternoon, made some calls and distri- 
buted some papers. The next day I 
sent papers with such of my pupils as 
belonged to families that I thought 
might or ought to subscribe, with a 
note penciled on each paper to the ef- 
fect that the parties addressed should 
read that copy and then, if suited, 
subscribe. That evening one of the 
parties came to see me and gave his 
name without any more ado. He has 
never taken one of our papers. The 
trouble with a good many folks in 
this neighborhood is, they don't read 

Bro. Zuck sent as foiu' new subscri- 
bers in addition to the two old ones 
and thinks he can get more, which 
shows what can be done by maldng a 
little effort. There are many places' 
where our papers are not read, and 
this accounts for the slim manner in 
which our periodicals are supported. 
It is not because there is too many 
but because we have too few readers. 
If every family in the brotherhood 
would take one of our weeklies, which 
they ought to do, we suppose that each 
of our papers might have a circulation 
of fifteen or twenty thousand at least. 
Then too, there are two-thirds of that 
number that could afford to take both 
and not feel it. There are several other 
churches that have not the numerical 
or pecuniary strength that we have 
that support, and well too, two week- 
lies ranging in price at from $2.00 to 
§2.50, and in addition several youths' 
papers. Brethren and sisters, we ought 
to read more. It is true we ought to 
read our Bibles in preference to every- 
thing else, but upon examination it 
will be found those families that do not 
read our periodicals do not read the 
Bible very much. The more we read 
the more we want to read, and the fam- 
ily that reads the most papers, most 
jikely reads the Bible the most and 
the more intelligibly. In addition 
to this, reading our periodicals keeps 
us versed in matters pertaining to the 
church and has a tendency to keep up 
an interest in the church. We do not 

see how any of our brethren can do 
without at least one of our periodicals. 
They must certainly be dead to the 
interests of the church. The Uvely, ac- 
tive member of the body of Christ 
wants to know what is going on in the 
church. We have iUustrations of this : 
Not long ago a brother told us he 
would not do without the paper if it 
cost ten dollars a year, and he was not 
wealthy either. He felt interested in 
the church and wanted to Imow what 
it was doing and how it was done. 

In addition to this, the reading of 
our periodicals tends to excite an in- 
terest in reading the Bible. Our 
brethren and sisters present their 
views and we areled to examine and 
test them by the standard of truth. 
In this way instead of being made to 
neglect the reading of the Bible, we 
are led to read it and study it. la 
short, we will venture to say that those 
who read our papers the most, read 
Bible the most and understand it the 

In view of this we think every effort 
should be made to get at least one of 
our periodicals into every family in the 
brotherhood, and every brother and 
sister should lend a helping hand in 
bringing about this desired result. 
Wherever you go, like brother Zuck, 
tiy to feel that we need' somebody to 
work for us, and we know that much 
can be accomplished towards giving 
our papers a wider circulation. Please 
try it. J. B. B. 


This morning, Dec. 19th, we com- 
mence work on No. 1. for 1876. Some 
of our readers may not understand 
why we commence work for next 
year's paper so soon, and indeed a 
very few of our patrons have thought 
that we ought not to issue ^so far 
ahead of time, but at the close of the 
year we can not well do otherwise. 
Printers, like other people, want a 
little recreation and they will not con- 
sent to do much between Christmas 
and New Tear day, consequently No. 
1. must be printed before Christmas 
or not until after New Tear day, and 
this would throw it too late. This 
year however we will be obliged to 

keep otir printers at work at least a 
few days longer than usual, as in ad- 
dition to No. 1. The Youno Disci- 
ple must be printed by the first of 
January, so you see the printer's holi- 
days will be few even by commencing 
on No. 1. at so early a date. We as 
editors and publishers do not expect 
to have any leisure time. We only 
hope that a kind Providence may fa- 
vor us with good health, so that we 
may be able to be at our post and 
perform our duties in a proper man- 
ner, and that we may meet with that 
encouragement that will enable us to 
labor hopefully and cheerfully. At 
present we can form but little idea of 
our future success, butthe indications 
are encouraging, and we entertain the 
hope that by the time arrives to issue 
the first number of the New Tear we 
will receive an invitation from all our 
old patrons to come back, and that we 
will have the pleasure of greeting the 
homes of many that we have never 
before been invited to enter. Breth- 
ren and sisters, please make every ef- 
fort to increase our circulation. Our 
success depends upon your efforts 
and we surely think the cause for 
which we are laboring is worthy of a 
liberal support. In view of this we 
ask you to continue the work. With 
this entreaty we wish all our readers 
a happy and prosperous New Tear. 

J. B. B. 

— Elder John Murray, of Quarry, 
Marshall Co., Iowa, under date of 
Dee. 6th, says, ; This month has been 
unusually warm and pleasant so far. 
The people are plowing again and 
this is not a common thing in this 
country. It is generally healthy hero 
but it seems to me it has been more 
than usually so for the last 6 months. 
I know of no one being sick at pres- 
ent. We have been highly favored 
in this part of Iowa with good crops, 
there has not been a failure here for 
ten years, and no storms to do any 
damage. This last Summer we had 
no heavy rains like there wei e in pla- 
ces. It seems to me the people are 
not half as thankful as they should 
be. May God help us to appreciate 
the blessings and favors that we dai- 
ly and hourly enjoy. 

Everybody should subscribe for the 
"PiLGEiM." Only §1.60 (postpaid) a 



' ' Except ye eat the flesh of the ^Spn of 
mail, and drink his blood', ye have iio 
lifeiuyaiji" J&hn8:q3. ,.,,,1 <j'- 

I ftel like sayiag a few.worslB on 
tU^abpcs subject to jou my joung 
bietfiveu and sisters, because I fe.el 
a' Jeep" Interest in your progr^ess i'a. 
the'i'fe'Wbrkwbich ynri have fiti- 
derlaken. JNot that 1; myssif, feel 
.perfect/ do I placejtbis lj«fore y.>u, 
jio J far froiu it, Out let us all feei that 
v;e are too imperfect, and then, feel- 
ing this, sUrely we will tr? to be- 
come more perfect, aridrhtis "go on 
tj perfection," that tne older we f^et 
we may grow iu grace and favor 
M-ith Grod. Do we ever slop and 
think of the goodness of God ? Do 
we realize and appreciate what he 
Tins dnae for us, and what he is do- 
ing for U8 daily, and tben think of 
our coldness, and our indifference 
to obeving his commaads ? Why 
are we not avvake, and on duty, fill- 
idg diir " place at church ? Do uot 
think that it n immaterial whether 
I am at church to-day ? I will stay 
iitj home and read ; I can do good iu 
that way. True ^you can, but re- 
member there is a, line forall tuiugs, 
'arid when there is an' appointment 
■for preachiog, andouT mini'3terthg 
•:br.eihreQ;^(vtopceaEb, there is our 
place, aud our,,going, and our very 
preseiice give-i eucouragement to the 
minigtsr, and shows that we ate in- 
terested in the work. Also, tilling 
'o(u' place at the communion table. 
.Why is it that some will stay away ? 
Have we become so strong that we 
tio longer need nourishment ? What 
would be the result if we were to 
stop eating -the temporal food with 
which God has so abundantly bless- 
•e'd us? We would die; just as 
much :i3 we need to eat our tenjpa- 
ral food to keep us alive, so :iiust 
"we eat of ppiritual food to keep us 
alive Spiritoatly. Are we ashamed 
'to go there and perform these du- 
,ties before our young associates who 
Sre ytt outside of the vineyard ? 
Not if we have tasted the sweetness 
of communing with Jesus, and hav- 
ing such a dear friend bo nearj as 
we believe he is at such times, and 
realize what we are doing. Go to 
tiio work and show your assocuites 
Ihat you havfi an object in view, aud 
that, if we are faithful workers, we 
expect to meet in the other world 
after we a;e called upon to leave 
this |)lace of temptations. 

But we do not thiuk this is al- 
■ways the cause of i>ersou8 staying 
away from the L'>ri's table. It is a 
gr iwing colduess and indiffijreuce, 

rer.eepiiig iii.akaoBt uoawares. So 
o6uGaing and craftji is .theadvetsarsy 
of ispuljjj.thiit be ,N?i^l ^ssd MS, and 
we scarcely. rkn.<!w i*. Let us be 
caref'uj; and just as soon as we are 
aware that he is trying to lead us, 
fear away from him and go back. 
Da hot let 'him keep us away from 
partaking, of this spiritual food, fvjr 
just eo soon we begia to die. 

;''I am the living bread which 
caoie down from heaven; if any 
man eat of this bread, he shall live 
forever. Whoso eateth ray flesh and 
drinketb my blood, hath eternal 
life, and I will raise him up at the 
last day. For my flesh is meat in- 
deed and my blood is drink indeed. 
He that eateth my flesh and drink- 
eth my blood, dwelleth in me and 
I in him." 

We would infer from this, that if 
we at not of his flssh, and drink no( 
of his blood he will not dwell in us, 
neither we in him. Therefore let 
us resolve that we will dwell in 
himj and he shall dwell io us- Let 
us try to win our associates over to 
the battlefield. We do not mean 
by always talking to them and per- 
suading them in that way, but by 
walking orderly ourselves, and by 
ijeing kind, sociable and careful 
of oiir conduct while with them 
them, that they may nOt find fault 
with us, and that we may appear 
approved before God. 

Ella J. Bkumbaugh. 


How often do we forget that God'^ 
all-seeing eye is upon us, when our 
minds are upon worldly matter-i, 
planning for comforts and pleasure 
for this life. Every thought and 
wish is known to the great being 
who directs every stroke of the 
heart. That our lives are iu his 
hands we are fuily convinced, and 
he has full power to take it any mo- 
ment and to Cftnvince u» that he is 
ever mindful of us, he says, "the 
hairs of our heads are numbered, 
and even a sparrow cannot fall to 
the gr )und without his knowledge." 
He marks the destiny of nations, 
coutroles the revolution of the plan- 
ets and keeps worlds in their or 

When we behold the power, good- 
ness and greatness of God, why are 
■■^e unwilling to trust him. He says 
he loves us with a love superior to 
■mv parental affection, and knows 
what we need and pro nises to give 
us every necessury comfort for this 
life, and if we obey him we are 

promised life everlasting, in his 
presence f irever. Why, will we not 
believe him ? Why not confide in 
him as loving children should ? He 
placed us here and we learn from 
his word that he requires us to obey 
all of his cnmmamiraen*s, and by 
our obedience in this, he will do all 
the rest for us. If we make his 
word our dally study and obey 
whatsoever he has com maided us, 
why should we ever be unhappy, 
or discontented, for he says he will 
give us all we need. He will love 
us, bless us, and make us happy, 
hereafter. We know he is williisg 
and able and true, and he is certain 
to do all he says he will do. Are 
we not very inconsistent, not to be 
contented, knowing all of these 
things ? Ought we not to rejoice all 
the day long:, and ring praises to 
his name ? I have often obeerved in 
matters pertaining to this life when 
my earthly plans failed and I could 
not see my way clearly, gloomy 
feelings would come over me, and 
[ would feel that God was my only 
helper; I could do nothing but pray 
and leave my case in the hands of 
the all wise Creator. When I could 
trust the matter entirely to him, 
something would be sure to occur to 
relieve my distress, and almost in 
every case it would be in a way I least 
expected, and m my christian experi- 
ence for years I struggled on in dark- 
ness as it were once in a while, 
a ray of light would spring up, but 
woald soou be extinguished by the 
many views that different profes- 
sors had of the Scriptures. I would 
pray God to reveal my duty accord- 
ing ta his word, and that he make 
me what he would have me to be. 
How often have I sung the lines, 

"Dear Lord I give myself away, 
'Tis all that I can do." 

Not thinking there was the com- 
mandments to obey, but believing 
in free grace entirely, and the great 
stumbling block being constantly 
preached to me that we must keep 
a part of the com nan'lments and 
that God was so good, he would for- 
give me for notkeeping the rest. 
But at times I could but feel there 
wa^ a great wrong somewhere. But 
God the Father cared for me and 
showed me it was necessaiy for me 
to keep all of the c^mmaudments, 
atid how thankful I feel to him that 
he has provided the church for me 
to liveiu that do obey his command- 

The Scriptures, that I could not 
understand, now becomes plain with 
very little trouble, 1 now take a de- 
light reading tbem that I could not 


feel before, and L can Fafr^iy >a,y bis 
law is my delight. Wiiat seoinrd 
mysterious in various passag'^B of 
Scripture I can now understaud very 
easily. God in mercy carea fi>r all 
his children, and when sorrow and 
afflictions encompass us, and dark- 
ness seemingly surround, let us pa- 
tiently wait aud tee the saJTaUon of 
the Lord, believing it is intended 
for our good. Paul said be took 
pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, 
in necessities, in persecutions in dis- 
tress for Christ's sake. Oh ! that 
we may be able to imitate the great 
Apostle and instead of worrying 
and fretting because of our trials, 
let us take pleasure in them, know- 
ing God cares for us, and will not 
tempt us with more than we are able 
to bear. It is said he tempers the 
wind to the shorn lamb, he will not 
forsake us, but will bring us through 
more than conquerors, if we trust 
in him. Chaelotte T. Bond. 
Great Crossings, Ky. 



On carefully reviewing the results 
of the great efforts now iu progress, 
ia different parts of the country, to 
organize successful revivals of re- 
ligion, it begins to be evident that 
the masse* of the people are not so 
ready to be converted, or present 
themselves as subjects for the work 
of evangelization, as they wonld 
have been, under similar circum- 
stiDoes, a few years ago, when peo- 
ple read and thought less, and were 
governed more by their paasions, 
by impulse, by excitement, or the 
opinion of their neighbors or those 
under whose influence they were 
brought. The thinking portion of 
the people is especially averse to be- 
ing brought under the influence of 
the excitements incident to these 
special and protracted efforts ; and 
this class of individuals has been, of 
later years, largely on the increase, 
and they are not so easily led or in- 
fluenced as formerly. They read the 
scientific writings of Draper, Proc- 
tor, Spencer, Huxley, Darwin and 
Lyndal too much to be greatly 
moved, or disturbed by the fierce 
appeals or melting exhortations of 
the revivalists ; and have entirely 
too much confidence in the teachings 
of the Bible which, with the pure, 
and only true religion it teaches, al- 
so promulgateB the grandest and the 
soundest philosophy that has »ver 
been conceived, to be led. away by 
the spasmodic cry that is going for\h. 
They believe more in making relig- 
ion a living, practical, doing attribute 

of the mild, that will grow up in- 
to the life in a way that it will yield 
the fruits of a regenerate soul, and 
less in making it an exaltation of 
the emotional nature, which burns 
brightly and m»kes a plausilile show 
for a tira«, but quickly eools and 
dies as the fire of excitennent is re- 
moved. The true spirit, of truth, 
when it comes to the mind, oonies 
in a quiet unobtrusive manner, and 
takes hold of the understanding, en- 
lightening and purifying it. Only 
once did it come "as a rushing, 
mighty wind," and that on a par- 
ticular occasion and tor a special 
purpose ; and oven then it only 
"filled all the house where they were 
sitting ;" but the way of the Spirit 
is as the "still small poice" the guiet 
inflxience which is the power of the 

Infidelity ia rife in (he land, but 
those who are searching diligently 
after truth, and who will not accept 
as truth that which is not demon- 
strable, and supported by the sci- 
ence of religion and the word of 
God, and against whom the cry of 
"unbelievers" is made, are not those 
who are guilty of infidelity. The 
infidelity of our time is still, as ever, 
in accepting as the truth the tradi 
tions of men, even "of the elders," 
being carried about by different 
winds af doctrine, under the excite- 
ment of some special effort led by 
some great man to whom they give 
heed, and whose converts and fol- 
lowers they become, instead of be- 
ing converted to God and followers 
of His Christ. These arc they 
against whom God's anger will be 
kindled, and whose judgment will 
banish from His presence ; while 
the persecuted searcher after truth, 
under the quiet influence of the 
spirit will emerge, when the cloud 
has passed, into the light and per- 
fection of God's eternal truth, and 
in the erfjoyment of " pure and un- 
defiled religion," purged from all 
tradition, superstition or idolatry — 
a working religion, which is the re- 
ligion of Christ. 

A. B. Beumba^«h. 

Huntingdon, Fa. 


Inasmuch as a strong desire exists 
in the hearts of many dear brethren 
and sisters io northern 111. to have 
th« gospel preached in portions of 
this State, where there are no or- 
ganized churches of the Brethren, 
and to hunt up the scattered mem- 
bers living isolated from the Breth- 

ren ; therefore in accordance with 
iheir dfsires aud urgent request, 
hfother Lemuel Hilerj and myielf 
Trent to Putnam Co., twelve miles 
southwest of Laielle, v»h*re we 
found four members, old brother 
George Clemens, 81 years old, living 
within two miles of Granville, with 
his son, Jeremiah, whose wife is a> 
member. Three miles south in 
Florid, Bro. Michael Clemens and 
wife lives, both membere of the 
ohnrcb. Here wc labored ten days 
with increased interest. One young 
wom^in made application for baptism 
on the last evening of our meeting. 
Having made arrangemenls to go 
to Peoria we bad no meetings here 
until the Saturday following on my 
return from Marshall Co., where E 
left brother Hilery. Six miles west 
of Sparlaud we met with three sis- 
ters, whose names are Odell, Divel- 
bliss and Long, sister DivelbliBs be- 
ing a widow. I feel very certain that 
if there was regular meeting ia 
Florid, Putnam Co., there could 
soon be a church organized, but 
there ought to be German preaching, 
as all from middle aged upward com- 
prehend the German language the 
best, and why cannot the Northern 
district of Illinois keep up a regu- 
lar appointment in that place every 
four weeks. Brethren consider this 
matter until the district meeting, 
and in the meantime let some of the 
brethren volunteer to go and water 
the seed we tried to sow, and then 
God will give the increase. Go and 
do your duty ; do not be discouraged 
because your labors do not seem to 
()e blest as fome are, under the 
apostle's administration of the gos- 
pel. Very frtquently they met with 
no success, w hy then do our mod- 
ern revivalists always succeed ? Be- 
cause they do not preach the whole 
j^ospel ; they preach themselves and 
not Christ. The result ot Christ's 
preaching was the peaitents were 
immediately baptized into Christ, 
both men and women. The result 
of Mosdy and Sankey's meetings is, 
rise up for prayers, and those in the 
streets send in written requests for 
prayers, not for baptism as in the 
apostolic age. If they can only get 
Moody and Sankey to smite their 
hand over the place and call upon 
God, they are aatiefied without dip- 
ping in Jordan or any other place. 
EjrecH Eby. 
Lena, 111. 

"Devise not evil against thy neigh- 
bor, seeing he dwelleth securely by 
thee. ' 




Loving readera of the Pilgrim, 
being aware of the value of time 
and the great importaoce of spend- 
ing it properly, in order that we 
may gain the object for which we 
are created, has induced me to write 
this article. The changes and vi- 
ciasitudes of human life are truly 
worthy of our serious considera- 
tion. Let ua for a moment reflect 
and take a view around in the cir- 
cle of our acquaintance. How 
many seats arouud the fireside cir- 
cle have been made vacant by the 
tyrant death ? Have not some of 
the careful readers of thia paper felt 
the stroke of bereavement, causiug 
sorrowful hearts, while death enter- 
ed your family and beheld the life 
leas body sinking down into the si 
lent tomb, to be covered over with 
the clods of the valley? Children 
separated from parents, brothers 
from sisters, and sisters from broth- 
ers ; husbands from wives, and 
wives from husbands; their matri- 
tnoDial relationship dissolved by 
the icj hand of death. Aud some 
so unexpected, so sudden, without 
a moments warning. Oh what an- 
guish ! wiiat grief and almost unin- 
durable afflictions, sorrow and dis- 
tress does fill the hearts of such who 
are suddenly bereft ! We can iym- 
pathize, we can weep, we can share 
in a manner, with tl.eir sorrows, but 
never can we unite or participate 
with the depth of their soul's feel- 
ings, nor experience the profound 
sorrows and exceeding sadness they 
experienced, whose tender chorda 
are touched by a separation of tUeir 
daily presence. Remariiable has 
this passing year seemed to be in 
display of God's Omnipotent power. 
Never in the annals of time, was it 
known in one year that so many 
wonderful and fearful phenomena 
occurred. Hath not the Almighty 
Ruler of the universe some design 
in visiting us through thsee manifes- 
tations in his Providence ? Have 
w« forgotten the incalculable de- 
struction of property through tor- 
nadoes, waterspouts, earthquakes, 
eruptions, storms, floods and tire ? 
Dj we remember the dreadful lo?« 
of life, by shipwreck, accidents, 
caaualities, incidence and natural | 
caiiaes ? All these things occurred 
by permission of God. For with- 
out his will there cannot fall one 
hair from our heads. But nowith- 
titaiiding all tiiesc scourges visita- 

tions of chastisement and angry dis 
play of God's over-ruling power, 
has he made known his mercy, his 
goodness and love by giving us 
fruitful seasons, filling our hearts 
with food and gladness. Truly, 

"God moves iu a mysteiious way, 

His wonders to perform, 
He plants his footsteps in the sea. 

And rideg upon the Storm." 

AH God's ways and dealings with 
man is for their good though not 
understood. Therefore : 

"Judge not tlie Lord by feeble senss, 

But trust him for his grace ; 
Behind a frowning Providence, 
He hides a smiling face. 

These signs, and particular events 
of God's mysterious providences, 
are ominous of something approach- 
ing, an event is nearing of an ut- 
most importance, hence let us profit 
thereby, and let us not only observe 
the visible si^^ns in the sky, the dis- 
play of the terrible thunder in the 
clouds, the fearful vivid flashes of 
lightning with the terrible effects of 
the thunderbolt, but also the signs 
of the times. Behold the secret 
workings of the mystery of iniqui- 
ty. Can we not see the rapid pro- 
gress of Mystery Babylon in the 
year 1875 ? Various men have pre- 
dicted the approaching end, and 
not a few have united iu mention- 
ing the yeai 1875 as a year of i n- 
portant events, though I do not put 
them down as true prophets ; yet, is 
it not remarkable that we see some 
ia a manner verrified ? Secret organ- 
izations of all kinds never piogreas- 
ed more rapidly with the mingling 
up, and co-mingling with the so call- 
ed cbrietiau denominations binding 
themselves together with the hard- 
est oath not to reveal their secrets, 
marks and signs, and to stand to- 
gethpr right or wrong, life or death. 
Read Rev. xiii chapter. There you 
read of a beast coming up out of the 
earth and he had two horns like a 
lamb, and spake as a dragon. 
And he exerciseth all the power of 
the first beast — and he doeth great 
wonders, so that he maketh fire 
come down from heaven on the earth 
iu the sight of men. And deceiv- 
eth them that dwell on the earth, by 
means of those miracles &c. Behold 
the great revival the wonderful de- 
ception, the miraculous electrifying 
attractions with their mesmeric in- 
fluences, the powerful dragon-like 
discourse (mixture of truth and 
lie.-*) and the lamb-like appeaiance, 
(garb of Christianity) in unison 
with Grangerism and every other 
oath- bound wordly organizatiots 
unitedly answer the descriptioii of 

the second beast vieing with the 
first beast (Catholicism) in power. 
"And it causeth all both small and 
great, rich and poor, free and 
bond, to receive a mark in their 
right band (badge of membership) 
or in their foreheads, and that no 
man might buy or sell, save he that 
had the mark; or the name of the 
beast, or the number of his name, 
answering well the description of 
that association whose object is to 
break down trial and monopoliest 
Dear readers, beware of dtception. 
Let not your hearts be led astray 
by these new-fangled spirits, wheth- 
er Spiritualism, Revivalism, Relig- 
ionism of any kind, except it has 
the word of God for its foundation. 
Now dear friends, brethren and sis- 
ters, we commence a new year, and 
we know not what will be our lot, 
hence let us live for Christ and be 
rtady for eternity. Amen. 

Lbonarb Furry. 



The good mechanic is not satisfied 
with the knowledge he has acquired 
during his apprenticeship, but even 
after he commences to work on his 
own responsibility, he seeks to im- 
prove and studies every part of his 
work thit he may become proficient, 
aud a better workman. He has a 
love for his trade which prompts 
hitu to make strenuous efforts to ex- 
cel. On the other hand, an intffi- 
cient mechanic works for pay alone 
and consequently, is apt to slight 
his work and cheat his employer. 

It is 80 in all professions. If the 
motives are not right, the results 
will be similar. It is not surprising 
that 80 many people fail in business. 
Their motives are based on wroiig 
principles, and they do business ac- 
cordingly. Money is the object in 
view, aud the love of gain the 
prompting motive. In order to make 
rapid progress, money is borrowed, 
and debts contracted, which increase 
from year to year, until there comes 
a crash, and the result is bankrupt- 
cy. Every honorable business may 
be carried on in such a way that 
God will be honored. 

Indeed the aim should be to work 
for this end. It may be done, and 
every true Christian has this in 
view. He is full of love to God. He 
goes to his work cheerful aud joy- 
ously, and happy in the knowledge 
that he is benefitting others beside 
himself. Whethei the sun shines or 
is under a cloud, he is contenteJ, 
knowing that "all things work to- 


getber for good." As iu the case of 
workmec, there may be genuine 
christiauB and tkceptional ones. 

Persons may profess religion from 
wrong motives. 

They may lead a stiictly moral 
life, attend church regularly, observe 
the ordinacces, and yet lack a spirit 
of love. Such christians are only 
working for pay. They do not pos- 
sess the charms and attractions which 
genuine religion affords. Practic- 
ing only the letter of the law and 
the spirit, they lack the best quali- 
ties of christian life. The true chris- 
tian feels his utter un worthiness and 
hopes to be ?aved by grace. He 
obeys God's commands, not because 
it is demanded, but through grati- 
tude from the depths of his heart. 
He feels his indebtedness to God tor 
the great sacrifice made in his be- 
half by the suffering and death of 
Christ. If more of Christ's love 
were preached and less of hell and 
its miseries there would, doubtless, 
be more genuine conversions. When 
sinners are made to feel the love of 
Christ, and realize the sacrifice be 
made for their unmerited redemp- 
tion, they will be prompted to do 
something for Christ. The fact is, 
many persons are frightened into a 
pretended religion b_, ambitious re- 
vivalists. The preacher who has 
the love of God in his heart, im- 
presses others with the same feeling 
more or less, consequently his la- 
bors are attended with good results. 
Love connected with faith will 
cause chrittians to endure any hard- 
ship or persecution for Christ's sake. 
Then indeed will the burden be 
light and his yoke easy. 

It will cause christians to love 
their enemies, and their neighbors 
as themselves. 

It will cause them' to help the 
needy, and contribute freely to any 
work that tends to promote the 
cause of Christ. They will hel() the 
poor minister who may be strug- 
gling to provide for his family, 
without neglecting his miuisterial 
duties. They do not wait to be 
asked, but search for the ceedy and 
give according to their abilit;-. It 
is frequently said that this world is 
nothing but sorrow and trouble. To 
the sinntr it may be, but to the 
christian it ought not to be. If he 
considers everything as coming from 
God, love with faith will prompt him 
to be patient, and wholly resigned, 
knowing that it will be an eternal 
gain in the end. Why do chris- 
tians la^iient and mourn when over- 
taken by misfortune? They should 

rather mourn and repent of their 
sins and regret that they do not lead 
a holier, better life. If we love God, 
pride cannot possess our hearts. The 
nearer we come to God and Christ, 
the humbler we will be. Then we 
are willing to be led into all truth, 
by the holy spirit. The door of our 
hearts will be open to welcome the 
Savior, and learn of him, and freely 
consent to do his will. If mifcfor- 
tune visit aad friends forsake us, let 
us continue to love God. 

Rurus A. ZooK. 
■ i^> ^ 



I would refer you all, dearly be- 
loved, to the four first verses of St. 
Paul's first epistle to the Corinthi- 
ans, and also to the eighth chapter 
of his epistle to the Romans. To 
write this would be better than any- 
thing which I myself can compose, 
but by referring you to the Script 
ures I will not occupy so much 
space, and caa also give a few 
thoughts of my own. 

The earned and natural mind is 
often confounded, as we are apt to 
think at the first glance that it is 
the natural bent of the disposition 
which first leads men iuti> sin, and 
then conducts them into still deeper 
depths of iniquity, until at length 
their own identity is lost in that of 
the fiend who controls them. 
Naturally we are without sin ; for 
as man was first created so are we 
born into the world, and it is only 
when our natures have become per- 
verted by the carnal inclinations of 
our minds that we become sinful 
beings. St. Paul speaks of himself 
and others as being by nature the 
children of wrath. We must re- 
member that he was a Roman, one 
of the nations which had bean most 
bitter in their persecution of the 
Jews, and to whom at that time the 
Jews were compelled to pay trib- 
ute ; therefore they were sub- 
jects to the just wrath of God 
because of their treatment of his 
chosen people. The old law vis- 
ited the sins of the fathers upon the 
children, even to third and fourth 
generations; but we discover that it 
was always with reference to tem- 
poral affairs. His punishment un- 
der this provision was invariably 
meted out in this world, and the 
promise of a future deliver was held 
out to every one who obeyed the 
law. riie Israelites had incurred 
the just wrath of God on account of 
their transgressions ; therefore their 

children under visitation, were born 
with this punishment suspended 
over their heads, and it was only 
by sacrifice and returning to (heir 
true allegiance to the Lord that 
they c>uld turn it aside and again 
assume their position as God's clio- 
sen people; such were the children 
of wrath. St. Paul says t^ the Gal- 
atians, "We who are Jews by na- 
ture, and not sinners of the Gen- 
tiles," etc. This gives the clue to 
his interpretation of nature, mean- 
ing birth. 

That which is carnal is not nat- 
ural. This is proven by the repug- 
nance with which children commit 
the first act of disobedience to their 
parents. If we watch them closely 
we svill discover that instead of 
hailing with delight the opportunity 
of doing wrongful acts, it is only 
after much persuasion and tempta- 
tion that they are led astray. A% 
the infant is in its obedience to its 
natural parents so is the child of 
God in his love toward his heavenly 
Father. He views with adhorrence 
sin in every from, but unless he is 
very watchful and prayerful the 
insidious work of the enemy goes 
on in his heart until he finally 
yields to the seductive temptation 
and falls from his high estate. Ad- 
am is acquiring the knowledge of 
good and evil also transmitted tl^e 
means of acquisition to his descend- 
ants, forttirough his sin all men die. 
The strongest efforts of the chris- 
tian should be directed to the main- 
tenance of our natural condition, 
that is, the one in which we were 
born, for it is one of perfect inno- 
cence and purity, the only one in 
which we can be truly Christ like. 
The Psalmist says : "Belold, I was 
shapen in iniquity ; and in sin did 
my mother conceive me." Accord- 
ing to this we must suppose David's 
mother 10 have been a sinful wo- 
man and as we have but slight men- 
tion of her in the Bible, it is most 
probably the best solution to the 
above quotation ; and we must also 
not forge*- the fsot before staled that 
the references of sin and its punish- 
ment made in the Old Testament 
are all to be regarded in a temporal 
p li. t of view. 

''The carnal mind is enmity to 
God." Then »he best thing we can 
do is never to allow our minds to 
get into such a state, for it is a fear- 
ful thing t) fall into the hands of 
the living God. Besides this, if we 
are at enmity with God we shall 
come into contact with that Rock, 
which if we fall upon it we shall be 




in- k"ii ill puces, but if it fulls upon 
V.3 it will grind uh to powder. It 

would bo well for us to avoid such 
a catastrophe, for once lost it will be 
a difficult thing indeed for us to 
find our way out of the wilderness. 
TLe carnal mind "is not subject 
to the law of God, neither indeed 
can be." Oil and water will not 
intermingle no matter how much 
they may be agitated together, un- 
less the properties of one or the oth- 
er be destroyed. It is thus with 
.spirituality and carnality. The two 
cannot be combined in the same 
nature unlpss we destroy the pecul- 
iar iKfli>ences or properties of one or 
the ether. "Which had better be 
curtailed ov lafher entirely expung- 
ed, it is very ea=y for the christian 
to determine. "For to be carnally 
m:cd?d is death, but to be spiritu- 
ally minded ie life eternal." We 
all have a horror of death, even 
though only temporal ; aud there is 
a noticeable clinging unto life in 
all classes, whether it be among the 
aged and infirm who must know 
tb«t they si and upon the verge of 
the unknown abyss, or these who 
have just started upon the journey 
of life, full of all the joyous expec- 
tations of youth, although we know 
that the silent messenger cometh un- 
to cil aud spareth none, prepared or 
unprepared. The best incentive to 
a christian life, as well as to all 
deeds done in the body, is the prom- 
ise of reward, and not the fiar of 
punishment; nevertheless a law is 
powerless for the prevention of evil 
unle«s there be a penalty attached 
to its violation, nnd the cnmmand- 
ments of G(d is law unto all man- 
kind. The only v, ay (O obey the 
commandmenfsofGod is to draw out 
the carnal mind and institute in its 
stead a spiritual one. How to ac- 
complish this after years of forget- 
fulness of, or rather dis-obedience to 
the laws of God may at first sight 
appear rather difficult of solution, 
but -shen we closely examine the 
process we find it more easy of ac- 
complishment. It is the same old 
story, yet ever new to the believer: 
the cleansing ourselves from sin, for 
where this monster exists the car- 
nal mind will cnotinue to flourish ; 
and the putting on of righteousness 
for we must weai' a robe of some 
kind, and it will prove itself one of 
the disliuguishing marks between 
the li^hteous man and the sinner, 
as well as a protection against the ef- 
forts of th« cue to convert or prevent 
the principles of the other. Which 
garment would be ]»referable can 

not long remain in d"ubt in tae 
mind of any honest and candid per- 
son. Where we would wish t^ be 
found can be easii} deltrinined if 
we will but weigh tlie matter truth- 
fully and i)e jast unto ourselves. 

We find the desire ot mankind 
generally tending toward the ac- 
quirement of forbidden things. This 
is the result of the possession of a 
carnal uiud, and can be accounted 
for by calling to remembrance Jere- 
miah's words, "Tiie heart is deceit- 
ful above idi things, and desperatpiy 
wicked." With the acquisition of 
the knowledge of good and evil 
cones the desire of the carnal mind 
to taste of sinful pleasures and en- 
joyments ; nor do we much wonder 
at it when we consider that wieked- 
ness is ever presented to our senses 
in its most alluring forms, and ihat 
it is only after wo have partaken of 
its; fruits that we discover the i>i't?r 
among the ?weft, the thorne that is 
hidden beneath the beautiful rose. 
It is as much our duty to warn oth- 
ers of the danger which lurks in aud 
near the pathway of sin, as it is to 
shun them ourselves, that they may 
avoid them by pursuing the rarrow 
road, which is the only one in which 
we can at all ti'nes fe?l secure. 

A 11 sin is the result of the prompt- 
ings of the carnal mind ; therefore, 
it behooves us to keep our hearts 
and minds cleansed from worldiness 
that we may pre] are a t'^raple meet 
for the i^'dwellingof the Holy Spir- 
it. Brethren and sisters, I beseech 
you keep your hearts and minds 
natural, like a little child's, pure 
and simple, without guile, aud thus 
forbidt been trance of carnal thoughts 
and sinful desires, for Ciirist has 
said, "Except ye be converted and 
become as little children, ye cannot 
enter into the kingdom of heaven." 
Thus we can preserve the savor of 
the salt ; thus we can let our light 
shine; thus we can fight the good 
fight; thui we can C^t ourselves for 
mansions in the skies. Keep out 
the lusisof the flesh, the lusts of 
the eye and the pride of (temporal) 
life, for they are carnal things, and 
are at enmity with the law of God, 
and if we rpfuse obedience to his 
law there can he no good in lis. 



RoANOKi, III., Dec. 15, '7o. 
-Dear Pilgrim : — 

Not having anything 
special to write, I thought proper to 
give you a letter written by a world- 
lif.g, to let the many readers of the 

Pilgrim see wiiat the world thinks 
(if us. It reads as follows: 

Editors of the New Era : 

I will give YOU a short 
aoeount of a nieotieg held by the 
German Baptists (or Dunkards as 
they are aonictimea called) in Ma- 
coupin Couuty, in., commencing on 
the 24th and endicg on the 27th of 
May last. The object of the meet- 
ing was not stated, which I will now 
give as well as I ucderstaud, the 
motives which caused so many old 
soldiers of the cross to leave their 
homes and families and travel thou- 
sands of miles to meet their brethren 
iu council. It is tlie love that they 
have for tlieir Master, the com- 
mandmeut'i and laws as givea by 
Josus Christ, to govern his followers 
here on earth. 

By referring to the 15th chapter 
of the Acts of the apoaties you will 
see they have a precedent for the 
meeting of the church for the settle- 
ment of all questions or queries that 
may arise in any of their congrega- 
tions. In this body the entire 
church is vcpresenied by delegates^ 
sent for the purpose of adopting or 
rfjrciing all queries that might 
come before that body, if the que- 
ries do not conflict with the teaching 
(<f Jesus Christ and the apostles 
they are adopted, otherwise they 
are rejtcted. 

1 have attended many meetings of 
the religionists of the (\p,y but never 
before have I seen so many gray- 
beaded men gathered together ! 
Doubtle«8 many of ihera have been 
in the service of their Master for 
half a century or more. If I should 
judge by the zeal which they en- 
gaged in the service, I know they 
must love His laws above all others. 


The men wear broad brimmid 
bats, and their clothing is of good 
material, but made in a very plain 
manner. They observe 'he law as 
given by Paul to the Colossian 
brethren and sisters when be cau- 
tions them to beware lest any man 
spoil you through philosophy or 
vain deceit, after the traditions of 
men, after the rudiments of the 
world, and not after Christ." What 
a contrast between the ladies 
of the Diinkaid church and the 
ladies of other denominations I 
Look at those beautiful young la- 
dies, their neat, plain dresses, btau- 
tiful snow while caps, with their 
plain snnbonnets ofl' while attend- 
ing divine service, the very picture 
of health, full developed bodies, 



sironjr muscles, the chest uot inaihtd 
up with patent corset*, their luugs 
free to expancJ and inhale the pure 
fresh air that Qod has made for his 
creatures to enjoy in this life. All 
I have to do is to turn ray head and 
look iu another direction under the 
same tent! Look at the straw masti 
edjnfo every conceivable form thr-t 
the mind of man can iniafjine ! See 
the amount of ribbons of fijie colors, 
shades and grades, fl'jwers, &c. 
There is no use for me to try to give 
a description for T could not begin 
to do juslioe to those artificials hung 
on the straw and worn by the church 
members of other denominations. 


This 18 told in a few words. They, 
as a body of christians, believe that 
Jesus came and said unto them (iiis 
disciples), all power is given unto 
me in heaven and in earth. Go ye 
therefore, &c., (see Math. 28 : 18), 
teaching them to obserre all tDings 
whatsoever I have commanded you, 
and lo, 1 am with you alway, even 
unto the end of the world. As a 
body they know nothing of those 
essentials and nonessentials that wo 
so olten hear talked of by other de- 
nominations, but take the whole of 
the New Testament as the man of 
their counsel — whatever they find 
the Master commanding his subjects 
to do, that they practice, asking no 
qiiestioBs. They believe Christ has 
revealed unto them but one system 
of religion. This one divine sys- 
tem contains 

1st. One God who is the Father 
of us all. 

2d. One Lord who is the auther 
and finisher of our faith ; the head 
and founder of the church. 

3d. One Spirit which is to guide 
us in the way or ail truth. 

4th. One law which is the perfect 
law of liberty, from which we can 
neither subtract aor add thereto. 

5(h. One hope which is evangeli- 
cal, must be accovdiug to the gos 

6th. One faiih made perfect by 
good works. 

7ih. One baptism, which is ad- 
ministered in the name of the Fath- 
er, and of the Son, and of the Holy 

Ail true believtrs must worship 
this one God, follow this one Lord, 
be guarded by this one Spirit, be a 
membrr i f this one b.dy, obey this 
one law, be i.; full posessionof this 
oie taith, aud submit to this one 

Thus it is they put ors the whole 
armor of God, that they may be 

able to staiul against the wiles of 
the devil. By so dniog, thoy have 
their loins girted about with truth, 
aud having on the breast-plate of 
righteousness, and their Aet s'jod 
with tlio preparation of the gospel 
of peace. Truly it may be said of 
this people, they can go forth 
preaching peace on earth ami peace 
towards hll men. John Mason. 

Now brethren and sisters, is it 
net encouraging wiieu we can see 
and know tliat we are doing our 
duty insomuch that the world has 
to speak of us to one another. Let 
us then take courage and never give 
way to any of satau's faciuating de- 
vices, but still try each day that we 
live to come a little nearer that plan 
of salvation ihat our blessed Mas- 
ter has marked out for all of his 
children to follow, tor our stay here 
on this earth is but short and if we 
are not prepared where, O where, 
will our poor and never dying soals 
be found, when Jesus shall again 
make his appearance into the world. 
RuFUS G. GisH. 

■ il'> <i iiB>li ■■■ 


Bro. Brumbaugh ; — 

I see many reports 
from other churches and I. thought 
I would give you a short account 
from this arm of the church. I can 
not say our church is prospering 
very fast. Two more hare come 
into the fold since my last report. 
One more is to be baptized to-day, 
a very old man, but it makes our 
hearts rejoice to see them come if it 
is one at a time ; we thank God and 
take courage and pray more earn- 
estly to our heavenly Father lor 
the return of wondering prodigals. 
1 do believe if the whole church 
would engage in earnest and fervent 
prayer to almighty God that tie 
would pour down his blessings upon 
them and the church would pros- 
per, for we know the prayers of the 
righteous availeth aiuch. 

Dear^brethren and sist rs, let us 
try and be more engaged for the 
cause of our dear Savior who bled 
on the rugged tree. How it makes 
ray heart ache to see so many trav- 
eling the broad road that leads lo 
death, and when we reflect en our- 
•elves and think and know we have 
not done our duty in warning thsm. 
Oh what awful feelings of regret we 
experience. Yea'the ministers may 
discharge their duty and labor un- 
til their lungs are wore out, and it 
the members don't work and try to 
discharge their duty the church 
cannot prosper. Dear brethren and 

sisters sora' thing oeciirre*! to !uy 
miud just now that took place at 
our church meeting last Saturday. 
After our ministering brethren were 
through atnonishing the churcii, 
they asked if any of the other breth- 
ren felt like saying something. One 
of our young deacon brothreu arose 
and his admonition was rich. Oi» 
how he pleaded for the lay member!* 
to go to work and labor more earn- 
estly and try to get others to come 
into the vineyard. He said he had 
made a resolution to be more zeal- 
ous and try to live more in the ser- 
vice of his Master than he ever had 
done; and I thought if only every 
one would say the same and live 
up to it. I belivc he will for he is 
a worthy brother, but he feels ins 
unworthiness as well as we all do. 
We all can feel our unworthinesa 
but Christ is worthy. Yes, our 
hearts have been pnined and the 
church grieved by somi of our sis- 
ters leaving oar church and going 
to other churches. One left at the 
time of our communion which has 
caused many tears to be shed by her 
friends and the church, but I hope 
the Lord will bless her and that 
she may Hve a godly life and enjoy 
herself with the church she has at- 
tached hersell as her companion is 
a member of the same fraternity. 

I linpe the editors and readers of 
the Pilgrim will excuse my poor 
letter for I am. feeble iu body and 
much more so in mind. I have suf- 
fered sore affliction for three weeks 
by recent troubles, hearing such dis- 
tressing news from my dear daugh- 
ter iu a far and distant land. She 
and her family have all been sisk 
with typhoid fever. She and her 
eldest daughter have been down for 
two months. Her daughter cannot 
walk a step. They had made prep- 
arations to come back to "W". Va., 
and dreadful sfBictiou has over- 
taken thetu and sorely distressed 
them. She says: Oh, mother and 
father think of your sick children 
iu a distant land and uo father or 
mother, sister or brother, to visit 
us. She says, pray for us, we have 
no good preaching to go to. Now 
dear brethren and sisters I do earn- 
estly ask an interest in your prayers 
in her behalf and your unworthy 
si-^ter that I may not be swallowed 
iip iu grief from recent troutnes. I 
can say wi'h the peer, 

I would not live always ; 
I ask not to staj, 

Where storm after storm 
Eises dark o'er my way." 

N. Cbouse. 




When will the Moody and San- 
key farce, coiumonaliy called a re- 
ligious revival, liaVe an end ? Read 
the fbllowina; from the Phiiade'phia 
limes of Monday, December 6tli, 
and copied by the Baltimore Amer- 
ican on Tuesday Tth, and the word 
farce will not sound harsh. 

"When Mr. Moody stepped info 
his liitle velvet girdled pulpit at 
4 o'clock yes'erday afternoon every 
seat in the house was filled and the 
doors were closed. Nearly all of 
the auditors were women, though 
here and tnere a man might be seen 
who had shadowed the entrance 
and watched his chance. The gas 
was not lit, and the melanchoily 
effect was not decreased by (he pit- 
ter, palter of the ram drops on the 
TQOf. The audience in the back of 
the hall did not seem to hear, and 
the same fact was noticed yesterday 
that has so often been noticed be- 
fore, that the occupants of the lear 
sfiaia took no interest in the servi- 
ces, evidently nut being able to hear 
the sermon, and when the enquirers 
stood up for prayer not one was fur- 
ther back than the middle of the 
hall. Either Mr. Moody's voice 
or his magnetism is too small for 
the building. 

Mr. Saokey sang two solos yes- 
terday, and his voice was not a bit 
worse for the dampness. One of 
these was, "The Ninety and ^ine," 
and the other a hymn that is not in 
the books, "Behold the Bridegroom 

Her lamps are filled and burning, 
Her robes are white and clean; 

We tarried for the bridegroom, 
Oh, may we enter in ? 

The darkness, the rain, and the 
long, silent rows of the women 
seemed to have their effect upon 
Mr. Moody. He said tha* between 
four and five thousand tickets had 
been given out to persons who wish- 
ed to become christians, and as a 
good many had been issued without 
any questions being asked, there 
must be at least seven or eight thou- 
sand persons in the building who 
would like to find the Savior. This 
meeting, be added, has been such a 
success that we will have another, 
just like it, next Sunday afternc^di. 
He read a few verses from the last 
chapter of ^tark, but had hardly 
begun his sermon when a lady in 
the back of the building fainted, ai d 
there was much confusion. Mr. 
Moody announced that his subject 
was Christ's commatid to his apos- 

tles to go into the world and preach 
the gospel, but the time was devot- 
ed almost entirely to the recital of 
thrilling touching stories, such as 
the speaker, with a very good 
knowledge of human nature, knew 
would have thtir effect upon the 
women ; and if he depended entirely 
upon exciting their feelings, he was 
eminently successful. Toward the 
close of the sermon, when an unus- 
ually touching anecdote was being 
told, another woman was overcome 
and began to scream, and the ush- 
ers hastily took her into an inquiry 
room. At the close of the sermon 
the scene was as dramatically im- 
pressive as a Booth or a Boncicault 
could desire. Ihe day had almost 
gone, and the building could hardly 
have been darker at midnight ; the 
woman's sobs mingled with Mr. 
Moody's tearful exhortations, and 
the dismal dropping of tlie rain on 
the rjof added its dreary music. 
When Mr. Moody asked all who 
wanted to be prayed for to stand 
up, so many rose that it seemed as 
if tiie whole audience was on its feet, 
and the iuviiation to go into ihe in- 
quiry rooms was accepted by hun- 
dreds. The number who stood up 
for prayer was at least two thou- 
sand, but many were too bashful or 
too timid to be prayed for separately 
in the inquiry room. The meeting- 
was closed with the hymn, "There 
is a fountain filled with blood." 

What word in the English lan- 
guage better expresses this per- 
version of the holy religion of 
Jesus than the word faree. Bible 
Christian's hearts weep over such 
delusion and mockerv. The apos- 
tle knew when he said, that there 
will be false teachers among ue who 
would bring in damnable heresies 
and a an) will follow their pernicious 
ways, &c. If this transformed min- 
ister will not succeed \q making 
fire come down fr^ra heaven to de- 
ceive, some others will ; for so the 
Scriptures declare that some will do. 
And Jesus says that if it were possi- 
ble they would decieve even the 
elect. Brethren, behold the scene 
here given. Moody among six or 
seven thousand women in a dark 
room telling his anecdotes, and 
cracking his jokes over the text to 
go and |)reach the gospel, so that by 
the recital of his thrilling and touch- 
ing stories some of the women in 
the dark room scream and others 
faint ; and them has those who want 
to be prayed for to stand up. Many of 
those however are too bashful ami 
timid to go into the inquiry roou, 

where perhaps there were lights, fo 
be prayed for ; so if this false apos- 
tle does not go among them in the 
dark and pray for them there, they 
will not be pr;»yed for, and so their 
sins will remain. Poor creatures I 
As there is not one word in all 
the Scriptures, expressed or implied 
to sustain such practice, the whole 
thing is deception and mockery, and 
the question arises, where will it 
end ? How long will God forbear ? 
D P. Sayler. 


Another year has passed and gone. 
1875, like al! its predecessors, is 
gone, never to return — passed into 
eternity, with all its privileges and 
oportunitiea, and with all its joys 
and 8()rrows. Preserved by the mer- 
cy of God through the past year, we 
have beeu brought safely to the 
commencement of another. Wheth- 
er we shall ever see another New 
Year is only known to Him who 
holds the issues of life and death ; 
tjut this matters but little if we are 
prepared tor a change of worlds. 
This one thing we are sure of, that 
we are one year nearer death and 
the ju fgment. Are we any belter 
prepared for the great change than 
we were one year ago? Has it been 
our Sole object to promote God's 
glory? Are we any m ire Christ- 
like than we were a year ago? Have 
we ever beeu about our heavenly 
Father's business? Or has our chief 
object beeu the mighty dollar ? 

"The song of winter zephyrs auiid 
the naked forests in hoarse whis- 
pers bid the new year welcome. All 
nature bows in calm obeisance to its 
advent ; God's finger — Tinae's great 
moving power — has turned another 
leaf in the world's history ; another 
page is open before us, and before 
a line has beeninscribed on it, unsul- 
lied page," let us takea retrospective 
view of theone just turned. Perhaps 
we will gaze in utter astonishment. 
Only one year, but how much mis- 
used time ! How many unimprov- 
ed opportunities of doing good ! 
How i'e'i' charities ! How many 
sins and mis-steps, idle words and 
Careless actions, secret and sinful 
thoughts I Oh ! how many formal 
devotions and few secret prayers ! 
If we were summoned to meet this 
dark account of the past, what would 
be the result? Ruin forever, unless 
cancelled by the blood of our great 
High Priest. 

In looking oacK over the past 
year your unworty writer is led to 



exclaim with the apostle Paul, -'For 
that which I do, I allow not; for 
what I would do that do I not, but 
what I hate that do I. Now it is 
no more T that do it, but sin that 
dwclleth in me, for I know that in 
me (that is in my flesh,) dwelleth 
no good ihing, but to will ia present 
with me, but how to j erform that 
which is good I find not." But I 
rejoice to knovv that we have an 
High Priest that can he t( ucl ed 
with the feelings of our infirmities. 
Here I base my hope, "the blood of 

Jesus Christ cleanses fiom all sin.-' 
And now, brethren and sisters, Itt 
us all improve from the mistakes of 
the past. In the CommeiicerLnet of 
the new year let us "double our 
diligence, and strive t > be more 
faithful, forgetting the things tliat 
are behind, press forward to those 
that are ahead." Let essayists write 
and readers read as for eternity, re- 
membering that what we write and 
read will all have to be met in the 
grea^ judgment day. And now may 
God grant wisdom and discretion to 
the writers and editors cf our belov- 
ed Pilgrim. May it go on and ac- 
complish its missiom of loi?e, and 
may ail concerned be abundantly 
rewarded in this life for their labors, 
and in the world to come receive a 
crown of life. 

Amos Chambeelin. 
Croton, N. J. 


On last Saturday evening, Nov. 
27th, we were greeted with a very 
pleasant visit from our beloved 
brethren M. M. Eshelman and wife, 
aud Christian Hopo and wife from 
ibe Cherry Grove district. They 
stayed with us over night, and we 
enjoyed the visit very much. We 
spent the evening principally eon- 
versing on the Danish movement. 
Bro. Chri>tia!i Hope, who has late- 
ly been called into the ministry, 
preached for us on Sunday morning 
the 28th, at Hickory Grove. 

As brother Hope has only been 
connected with theBrethrena little 
over a year now, I will give a brief 
sketch of him, since he it now ex- 
pected to become the pioneer For- 
eign Missionary of the Brethreo. 

After searching a number of years 
in Europe aud America for people 
who obey the gospel he and his 
father-in-law, Bro. Nelson, found 
the Brethren first here at Hickory 
Grov« where they, with their fami- 

lies, were received inio the church; 
and siuce then lived among tlie 
Brethren here part of the time, and 
part of the time at C erry Grove, 
16 miles north of this place. I 
doubt whether any other brother is 
better acquainted with Bro. Chris- 
tian Hope than I am, and I do not 
hesitate to say that I believe him to 
be sound in the faith, aud the "right 
man in the right place." 

He has sold out his harness mak- 
ing business and broke up house- 
kee|)ing, and they are now visiting 
here among the brethren at Hicko- 
ry Grove this week, and from here 
they expect to go to Clinton, Iowa, 
where her ]iaren(s reside. Then 
about the fiist^of January they ex- 
pect to bid adieu to the bi-ethren in 
this SPCtioa and move onward on 
their mission^stopping several places 
among the Brethren as they go east, 
the Pilgrim. Office included, and 
finally on the 2£d of January they 
expect to start per steamer from 
Nefl' York for Europe. Bro. Chr s- 
tian Hope is now abaut 32 years old. 
Himself, wife, and a little lamb of 
one year old, constitute the family 
who now go forth on this important 

Brethren and sisters, if you think 
it a small matter to break up a pleas- 
ant fireside, sever the pleasant social 
connections of brethren, sisters, and 
friends and go forth over the Lroad 
ocean into a land covered with a 
veil of darkness, I think different. 
I was very deeply impressed with 
the solemn duty that rests upon 
them while they were among us. 
But so it is now, and it is an easy 
matter to see that they need our 
most fervent prayers and support. 
He first expects to euperiuteud the 
printing of tracts and prepare the 
way for brethren Enoch Eby and 
Paul Wetzel who expect to follow, 
but perhaps not until after Annual 
Meeting. Jesse Y Hecklbe. 


Dear Brethren : 

By your permission I 
will try and give your readers a 
brief report of our labors in Color- 
ado. While brethren Flory and 
Yount were with us we had seven 
meetings. There was one baptized. 
We then left for Denver and other 
points, parting with the brethren. 

On the morning of the 10th of 
July, we returned to Longmount, 
Bmlder Co. ; commenced our meet- 
ing on Sunday, the 11th, and con- 
tinued at different times and places, 

closing on Sunday, Sept. I2ih, (2 
months). Had 37 meetings, bap- 
tized 6, onereolaimed; in ail 8 were 
added to the church. Held meet- 
ing at 13 different places, and had 
one communion. As we did not 
think it advisable to organize a 
church, we organized them into a 
Bil)le class for tlieir spiritual im- 
provement We distributed 22 Tes- 
taments, and 17 of brother Moore's 
pamphlets. Visited some 24 fami- 
lies, whT are not members. We lefc 
16 members witiiout a preacher ; and 
they much desire that the brethren 
send one there to preach for them, 
or that some brother would go ther« 
and preach for them. My mind is 
that now is the time for the breth- 
ren to work in Colorado. Brethren 
in poor health might be benefitted 
by spending a year or two there lor 
their health. As a farming connt-y 
I could not see any great induce- 
ments at present, yet some may do 
tolerably well. Any of the breth- 
ren wishing to go out can go on the 
Kansas Pacific R. R. to Deuvcir, and 
from there run up to Longmont ; or 
take the Union to Cheyenne, and 
from there run dovvn to Greely,and 
go by wagon to Longmont. Brother 
Flory is over 100 miles from them. 
Brethren tiiink of these membeis. 
James R Gish. 


The following amounts have been 
received for the above fund since 
my last report : 

Previously reported, $74.80 

Eld. James Quinter, 12.00 

Levi Snowberger, .25 

A weak servant, .50 

John Zimmerman, .10 

A family, .20 

Staneslaw Church, Col., 2.50 

Levi Hofford, .15 

Jacob Eby, 1.00 

Needy. Still Water, Ohio, .50 

Nettle Creek Church, Ind., 3.50 

Amos S. Chamberlain, .10 

Lambert Hyel, .10 

David Cassel, .25 

Samuel Cowl, .25 

Christena Miller, .60 

Mary Crounee, 100 

A. M. Crounee, 1.00 

Eld. James Quinter, 53.30 

Panther Creek Church, Til., 2 10 

Lvdiu A. Kougb, .15 

AHen Beyer, 1.25 

Union City Church, O'lio, .76 
A Sister by the hand of C. Birk .12-J^ 

A. J. Myers, 2.00 

John Holsinger, .25 
Total, $158.72 J 


Danish Fund. 
Previcnsly Reporttci, $5.68 

A weak servant, .60 

Levi Hofibnl, .15 

Two little girls 6 and 8 years old, 10 
Jaiues Snvdemur, .05 

Da\idCassel, .25 

Samuel Kuupj , .05 

J*cob Mil.'f-r aud wife, .20 

Margaret Deardorf, .05 

Lydi? A. Kough, .15 

Union Cit, Church, Ohio, .75 

ASister,bythehandofC.Birk, .121 
John Plolsinger, .25 

Total, $8.30J 

If and mistakes are found in the 
above reports I hope those dincov- 
er'w'i them will not fail to give me 
iramediate uotiee of the same. 

J. H. Moore. 

December 7tb, 1876. 

Mil "TTtH ri' 


Lear Filgrim : — 

I see in the last No. of 
the PiLGUiM recorded the death of 
five children of the samo pareuts iu 
twenty-four days ti nie, by tbat dread- 
ful disease, Diphtheria. I have a 
recipe fjr that complaint that I 
thiak should be known by every- 
body. It was first prirted in the 
New York Tribune then copied by 
the Ohio Fanner, where I got it. 
I have now used it eleven years iu 
rcany eases, and have given the re- 
cipe to a good many, aud in every 
instance that it has been used it was 
<*ucce(-»fn]. I will give you the rec- 
ipe in the Iribunc's own W(irds, 
■which are as fallows : 

''We have received a recipe for 
the cure of diphileria from a phy- 
sician, who says tiiat of 1000 cases 
in which it has been u.'^ed, not a 
sirgle patient has beeu lost. The 
titalmcot consists in thoroughly 
swabbing the back of the mouth 
and throat with a wat^h made thus : 
Table salt, two drachms; black pep- 
^■r, golden seal, nitrate of potash, 
and alum, one draclim each. Mix 
a:id pulverize, pi't into a tea-cjp 
which half fill with boiling water, 
stir well, and then fill up with good 
vinegar. Use every ludf hour, ono, 
two, and four hours, as recovery 
piogiesscs; the patient may 8\7al- 
low a little each time. Apply at 
ihe same time, ore ounce each, spir- 
its of foipentiae, sweet oil, aud aqua 
aujonia, mixed, to the whole of the 
throat, and to the breast bone, eve- 
ry four hours, keeping liannel to 

Dear brother, sympathy for suf- 
fering humanity has induced me to 

ciiiiy the above and send it to you. 
If you feel so disposed yon may 
prii.t it ; if so, I hope it may be as 
successful in the hands of others &«• 
it has been in mine. Those alma- 
nacs are received. I think they are 
the very thing; they aie clothed 
more plainly than last year, which I 
think becomes our profession best. 
Daniel Miller, 

A visn. 


December 18di '75 ^ 
I have just returned from a visit 
to Lancaster county. Pa. Bro. Jno 
Glock and I visited Spring Creek, 
Big Sweiara, Tulpehooken and Lit- 
tle Sivetaia, fburdistiicis, and bad 
28 meetinfis. We found things in 
y;Ood shape. The brethren seem to 
be aiive to good works. Found all 
in good health with one or two ex- 
ceplioas. Gsabill Myers. 


Bro. William Hertzler of Lan- 
caster coxihty, Pa., propoge visit- 
ing the following c'aurcbe.« in Cutu^ 
berland and Franklin counties: 1, 
Tiie Ridge church. 2. Bear 
Creek. ,3. Wtlch Run. 4. An- 
ti'tiun. 5. Lower Cumberland. 
We will re miiii to have two aud 
oao half days meeting in each of 
the above named churches. 

Grabill Myers. 


STOWER-BOOTH— On the 2nd day of 
Dec. 1875, by Y. Linvill at the residence 
of S. II. Good, brother .1. M. ti. Slower 
to Miss Susan Booth all of Lincoln Co., 
W. Va. W^. P. Good. 

BROWN-LAREW— On the 7th day of 
Niiv. 1875, by the Eld. Darxiol Loii£te- 
iieoker, Daniel E. Biowu to Esther 
Lerew, both of Adams Co, Pa. 

JACOBS-BOSSERMAM— On the 38th of 
Not. 1875, by the samo, D. L. Pctei- 
Jacsbs to Mary Elizabeth Bosserman, 

■ both of Adams Co. Pa. 

GRASS-LILE— Onthe lltiiof Nov. 187.5, 
by the same, Joseph Grass to Mariah 
Lile,both of Abbotstown, Adams Co. 

BROUGn-WEIDNER— On the 23rd of 
Sept., by tt'e satoc, Levi Bronjih to 
Miss Maiy Weiducr, both of Adams 
county, Pa. 

Danieij Lokgenkckek. 

SUMMER-BRUMBAUGH— .ffy the nn- 
dersigned in Louisville, Ohio, on the 
11th of Dec. Bro. t^ylvHiius Summer of 
Stark county, and Miss Angeline Brum- 
baugh of Portago county; Ohio. 

JosiAU Keim. 

UOLLINGER^OtSLTjfG— TJy the nndcr- 
signed, Nor. 24ih, 1875, at the reaidenco 

of the bride's parents near Upton, Pa. 
Mr. David H. HoUinger to Miss Annie 
E. Oellig, all of Franklin Co., Pa. 
FAHRNBY.— NOLL.— By the under, 
signed, Dec. ISth, 1875 at the residence 
of the bride's parents near Jackson 
Hail, Pa. Mr. Jacob IV. Fahrney of 
Quincy, Pa., to miss Lucristie A. Noll. 
John Zucm- 


STARNE— On the 3rd day of October, 
1875, in Macon county 111., Andrew J. 
Starne departed this life after a long and 
serious illness of typhoid lever. 
During the whole period of his sickness 
he was most of the time in an unconscious 
condition, the attack being one of the 
most severe type. Mr. Starne was born 
in Virginia, came to this Slate in 1761. I 
have been well ac(luainted wibh him since 
1864 ; during this period ho has beeu con- 
sidered one of the most exemplary citi- 
zei'B, always maintaining the right aud 
denouncing the wrong. He was honest, 
frugal and industrious. In his business 
transactions he was always scrupulously 
exact, and considered one of the most 
prompt iu adjusting claims against him- 
self, justice to all seemed to be his watch- 
word. In fact he kept tlie golden rule 
constantly before him, "what ye would 
that men do unta you, do ye even so unto 

In his religion he was zealous, being a 
member of the Dunker brotherhood. 
His Sabbath and week day religion were 
the same. Thus jjassed away from earth 
to that "bourne beyond the tomb from 
whence no traveler ever re^^irns," him 
who was dearly beloved by his compan- 
ion. His friends and neighbors will al. 
ways remember him kindly .and mourn 
his less. He is lost to his family, lost to 
his friends and lost to us. But alter a 
very short period of great turmoil, truuble 
and" vexation of spirit, in this vain world, 
he will be found again, by those who may 
be iouud worthy of associating with him in 
eternal bliss. N. L. Rkid, M. D. 

KOLSTNGER— Died Nov. oOth, 1875, in 
the Yellow Creek church, near Bakers- 
villa, Bedford county. Pa., sister Mary, 
«ife of brother Alexander Holsinger, 
aged 54 years, 27 days. 
I ccasiou improved by the brethren, 
from Rev. 13 : 12-13 by choice. Her ill- 
ness was a protracted one attended with 
ranch suffering. Left no children, but a 
disconsolate iiusband( Deacon) to mourn 
his loss. Leonauu Fukrt. 

BUUBAKER Mary Brubaker, con- 
sort ol' John Brubaker, who died iu 
Preble county, Ohio, in 1844. She was 
burn Jan. ,53, 1793 ; was the daughter of 
Christian Frantz, who formerly lived in 
Clark countj ,Ohio, where her only bro. 
Christian now lives. She moved to 
Howard couuty, Tnd. , over 20 years 
ago, residing with her son in the How- 
ard branch of the church, until of lato 
yesrs she lived with her son-in-l.iw in 
the Bachelor's Run church, Carrcll coun- 
ty, Ind.. where she departed this lite 
in the bright prospect of a glorious ini- 
morti>lity, oi> the 2ud day of Nov. 1875, 
being }& years,!) mouths and !) days old. 
She was truly a mother in Israel— one 
of 'he most pious, haimlcss aud inolfen- 
sivc persons I over was acquainted with, 
nhvnys meek and ml!d, ready to accom- 
modate any person she could. Shi^ was 
A member of the churth for more than CO 
yen IS, and never a charge or com"plaint 
against htr that I overboard. She wab 
the niQlher of 9 children, 5 of theiu li<\v- 



ing preceded hci- to the spirit land. Sho 
Las three sons that are deacons in the 
church. Her funeral was held in the 
Brethreu'smeeting house, Bachelor's Run 
church ; and the occassion was improved 
by the writer and others, from Kcv. xiv. 
12, 13, alter which her remains were fol- 
lowed to the Brethren's graveyard by a 
large concourse of people. 

HiEL Hamilton. 

GLOCK— In the Wadem's Grove con- 
gresration, Stephenson county, HI., Bro. 
Frederick Glock, (brother of J. G. 
Qlock, of Aughwick, Pa.) He was horn 
Sept. 11th, 1804, in Wurtemberg, Ger- 
many ; came to America and settled in 
Huntingdon county, Pa., in the Spring 
of 1832; was married to sister Marria 
Wetzel, in Dec. 1838; became a member 
of the church in 1841; moved with his 
family to Stephenson county, Hi., in 
1865;" died Sept. 19ch, 1875, aged 71 
years and 8 days. 

He left a kmd companion, eight child- 
ren and many friends to mourn the de- 
parture of a kind husband and father, a 
faithful member in the church and a good 
citizen. Occasion improved by tlie writer 
and brother W. K. Moore to a large audi- 
ence of sympathizing friends, from John 
V. 25-29. Allen Boter. 

TURNER — Near Little Georgetown, 
Berkley county, W. Va., Sept. 14th, 
1875,1 Patiean Alburtus, son of John 
H. and Susan Turner, aged 1 month 
and 7 days. Henry E Sutton. 


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Israel, a certain Levite took unto him- 
self a wife but alio proved unfaithful 
to him, and went away from him unto 
her father's house. After a lapse of 
four months he, with his servant, went 
after her and, if possible, to bring her 
back to his home again. His father- 
in-law rejoiced to meet him and took 
him into his house. His wife consent- 
ed to return with him to his home, but 
thi-ough persuasion of her father he 
remained with them until the after- 
noon of the fifth day before he set out 
onhis journey from Bethlehem, Judah, 
to their home at the side of Mount 
Ephraim. The night coming on as 
they approached Jebus, the servant 
urged his master to stop and lodge 
there, but he said, we will not lodge 
here in the "city of a stranger, that is 
not of the children of Israel ; we 
will pass over to G-ibeah," a city of the 
Benjaminites. So "they turned aside 
thither to go in and lodge in Gibeah ; 
and when he went in he sat him down 
in a street of the city, for there was no 
man that took him into his house for 
lodging." From this it appears that 
there were no lodging houses like there 
are now for the accommodation of 
strangers, but that the traveler belat- 
ed, if he had no friends or acquaiat- 
ances was obliged to pass the night on 
the gtreets. We learn this from other 
circumstances in the scriptures. The 
two angels who came to Sodom late in 
the evening declined Lot's proffered 
hospitality and said, " Nay, we will 
abide in the street all night." But 
just as the Levite and his family were 
preparing for their street abode, there 
was an old man came from his work 
out in the field, who' was also of the 
Mount of Ephraim, and when he saw 
them ia the street he said, " Whither 

goest thou? and whence comest thou?" 
Now we have already made one 
round in our year's pilgrimage, yet as 
we read this biblical narrative we think 
wo see figures in it that at this v^ime 
is replete -^vith importance. The old 
man may rejiresent time ; the travel- 
ers may represent those who sojourn 
in life, and their pilgrimage may rep-" 
resent our mortal Ufe. We are in a 
life of probation, and not long ago we 
stood in one of the cross-roads and 
hero the old and new year met, and 
the inquiry is made, whence comest 
thou ? and this causes us to reflect on 
the past. Wliither goest thou ? causes 
us to peer into the future, and brings 
to our minds the duties that are and 
will be encumbent upon us. 

On the eve of the year that is now 
past, time came in from the fiield and 
saw us as wayfarers in the street of 
Gibeah ; he presented to us the ques- 
tion, whither goest thou ? How many 
of us have heard and answered time's 
question ? There are perhaps few that 
have not heard this inquiry. Although 
the cares of this life may have so en- 
grossed us that the flight of time was 
unnoticed, yet when the year ends 
there is an instinct that prompts us to 
review the past. Business men, of 
whatever nature it may be, will exam- 
ine their accounts to see how they 
stand, and endeavor to have every- 
thing in good shape, so as~to start in 
the new year with a clean record. This 
morning (New Tears' morning) one of 
our office hands came into our sanctum 
and desired settlement. He had been 
reviewing the past, how much h» had 
spent, and now at the beginning of the 
year he wanted to know whether his 
incomings would ballance his outgo- 
mgs. And so it is in every depart- 
ment of life ; we want to know how 
we stand, and this is all right, and ev- 
ery good and thoughtful business 
man will not neglect this important 

But we would direct the attention 
'. of our readers to something still 

more important to consider. As the 
year closes time's inquiry "Whence 
comest thoup" should prompt every 
man to determine his spiritual stand 
ing before God. Have you, dear 
reader, made this inventory ? Have 
you thought of what God has done 
for you ? hoT/ he has crowned the 
year with with the rich tokens of his 
favor, and then have you considered 
how little you have done to repay 
him ? We fear that many become so 
engrossed in considering their^ji,busi- 
ness relations that they forget to 
consider their relation to G-ed. Dear 
reader this ought not so to be. Re- 
member all that we have and are be- 
longs to God and we should consider 
well whether we have employed what 
he has entrusted to our care hx such 
a way that when the Lord comes to 
reckon with us, he may receive tis 
own with usury. Some of our dear 
brethren and sisters we fear never 
square their accounts with God. They 
constantly receive but never make 
any returns. This is wrong. We 
should regard all that we have as the 
Lord's and be willing to use it in 
such a way as will promote bis cause. 
Not long ago we wore present at a 
council meeting at which it was pro- 
posed that each brother and sister 
give a certain sum of money each 
week during the year so as to defray 
the churches' expenses. This was, 
we thought, in harmony with the 
plan for tbe collection of th© saints at 
Jerusalem. "Upon the fitrst day of the 
week let every one of you lay by him 
in store as God hath prospered him, 
that there be no gathering when 
I come."— 1 Cor. 16:1. A brother 
did not like this plan as he wan al- 
ways opposed to "getting money in. 
the church," and sa it is with a great 
many of our brethren and sisters, 
they are very fearful when it comes 
to money matters, and we have 
thought that if fine cattle, hor ses, &c. 
ware brought into the church in such 
a way as to bring gain into their 



lioekets, they would not be so fearful. 
That we should give io the support 
of the church is evident to evej-y bible 
reader and the plan for contributing 
to this purpose is certainly very plaiD- 
ly given. Eemember brother and sis- 
ter you are to give upon the first day 
of the v.'eek as the Lord prospers 
you. Have you during the year that 
is past done so ? If not, yonr account 
with God isnot balanced, and we hope 
that time's inqniry, "Whence couiest 
thou ?" has prompted you to consider 
this matter when we conscientiously 
ponder the way in which we have 
come during the past year, we leam 
that we have not been what we should 
Lave been, that we have not done 
enough for the Lord, and we will feel to 
exclaim, "G-od be merciful to me a 

We come now to consider the last 
incfuiry "Whither goes., thou ? As 
we review the traosactionsof the past, 
we decide upon the character of oui" 
operations for the future. There is a 
natural tendency at a new period of 
time to look forward and as we turn 
a new leaf, new resolutions are made. 
God apparently hands us a spotless 
scroll and upon it we inscribe in char- 
acters bright or black the record of 
its hours. How will we do it ? We 
have, no doubt, ere this determined 
upon our course of action, and as we 
have now entered upon a new year, we 
know of no better time t« frame an 
answer to the inquiry of time, "Whith- 
er gocst thou?" Who of our readers 
can give a satisfactory answer to this 
qviostion ? There are so many things 
unknown that we may pause before at- 
tempting a reply. Before us lies the 
Jordan of death over which God has 
placed an impenetrable veil. It is an 
untrodden depth and over it we know 
we must pass. ; we know there is 
somethuig beyond but what it is we 
cannot determine. Here human in- 
quiry must stop. But while there 
are some things that are unknown 
about the future, there are neverthe- 
less things of which we may feel ful- 
Iv assured and to which we may give 
an unhesitating reply to time's inquir- 
ry, "Whither goest thou ?" One of 
these facts is that we go forward to- 
ward the groat change that awaits us 
all. We may spend our days adding 
(liillar to dollar in.stead of gnico to 
grace, iiud as though this world were 

our permanent home, still the great 
fact, remains, wh ether we are willing 
to admit it or not, we are passing into 
an eternal state. Such being an un- 
deniable fact, we are called uj)0u to 
make a decision whether we will spend 
the new year better than we did the 
last. J. B. B. 


"The poor jn have always with 
you ;" was an expression of our Sav- 
ior that has proven true in all ages, 
and in it we are taught a lesson that 
should not be forgotten. 

We have them with us for a pur- 
pose and that purpose is largely, that 
we may administer to their wants. 
Lazarus could have lain as comfort- 
ably anywhere else as before the rich 
man's gate, but there was the place 
that God had deposited some of his 
provisions, made the rich mau the 
steward or distributer and sent Laz- 
arus there to get his portion, Ijut the 
rich man forgot that he was only a 
steward. This was his sin that he 
refused to give to Lazarus that por- 
tion which God intended for him. 

To-day we have the same disparity 
among us in worldly comforts and 
miseries, and to-day God requires of 
us the same charitable distribution of 
his goods. Especially is this charity 
expected among God's childi-en and 
towards his jjoor. 

During the year that is now past 
this class seemed unusually large but 
from all appearances we cannot ex- 
pect much less for the present. It is 
true, the e;iuse has been measurably 
removed bu+. with its removal, has 
been removed the abundance that 
supplied the want. 

For the year 1875 our brethren, 
sisters and friends supplied us with 
5S67.17 for the purpose of sending the 
PiLGKiM to the poor, as will be seen 
by our report of this week, and if ev- 
er money was well spent we believe 
that this was and we only wish that 
those who gave it could know the joy 
that they thus afforded to poor and 
otherwise distressed hearts, but 
l)rethren and sisters if you cannot 
know it now you will learn it in due 
season. Like bread cast upon the 
waters, it will be found. 

The above amount wc do not think 
would average 60 cents to each poor 
to whom we sent the Pilobim, but it 
was a great help in relieving ub of so 

heavy a burden, and we, as well as 
those, who were made the recipients 
of the favors, thank you for it with 
all our hearts. 

A fewof the latter amounts were 
intended for the present year but as 
it reached us before the close of '75, 
we summed it up for the year. 

For 1876 we are already having a 
number of ajiplicants for free copies. 
These do not always come siugle, but 
sometimes two and three from a con- 
gregation and from such ones too 
that could bear the loss many times 
better than wc. By saying this, we 
do nt/t wisii to blame those who send 
them their sacrifice is great 
enough without paying for the poor, 
but a neglect of the congregation 
from which they ai-e sent. Every 
chiirch that is able should suj^ply the 
poor with some of the Brethren's pa- 
pei-s. We publishers have plenty to 
do to supply the poor who live in iso- 
lated districts who have neither means 
nor brethren and sisters to get it for 

Again there are many churches se 
poor that they can scarcely' provide 
for themselves, let alone their poor. 
These to9 must be supplied and for 
the means, we look -to our liberal- 
hearted brethren and sisters, and we 
are persuaded that we shall not be 
disappointed. For this purpose we 
will again open our "Poor Fund" and 
who will be first to remember God's 

poor r 

"We wish to publish all amounts 
given for that pm-pose but if any wish 
to have their names withheld we do 
so if informed of it. 

Now dear brethren and sisters we 
do not wish to bog neither do we feel 
the need of begging for ourselves but 
in lehalf of the many poor who 
would like to read the Pilgrim we 
woidd say, open your bowels of com- 
passion and administer to the wants 
of those for whom Christ died to save. 


Many of our agents complain of 
hard times and inform us that on ac- 
count of it many excuse themselves 
from subscribing for the Pilgrim, 
We are aware of the stringency of 
money matters and can fully sympa- 
thize with those who seem to be short 
of means, but we are glad to inform 
our readers that our most exi>eriouced 
tinanciers prophecy better things for 



the future. It is thought that with 
the opening of Spring, there will be a 
great reeival in all kiaJs of business 
and that the capital now lying un- 
used, will then be put to work. This 
will give a fresh impetus to all the 
different branches of industries and 
drive away that stagnation which 
now seems to be hanging over the 

That it is advisable to use economy 
W8 readily admit, but that it should 
commence at our religion we are 
made to feel sorry. To deprive a 
family of a good religious paper cost- 
ing only SI. 60 cents on the grounds 
of economy while five and ten times 
that amoant is worse than thrown 
away for some useless ornament of 
dress or bodily gratification, is bad 
pcUcy, yea, fatal policy ! 

We hope that our dear brethren 
and sisters will think of this before 
deciding to do without the Pilgbim 
for 1876. Think of the spiritual 
feasts that it may bring to your owa 
soul and think of your household, of 
your sons and daughters. Think of 
the value of SI. 60 when spent for the 
PiLGEiir. It wiU give you good re- 
ligious reading for a whole year, it 
may have a beneficial effect on your 
family in bringing them to Christ. 
This may and has been the happy re- 
sult brought about by the blessing of 
God upon reading the Pilgbim: and 
may be again. Who can tell the 
worth of money thus spent ! 

But take the same 1.60 and spend 
it for fashionable clothing for your 
sons or your daughters and when and 
where will you look for the good — 
for the blessing ? It will lead to pride, 
pride is sin and sin leads to death. 
To deprive yourselves and family, 
dear brethren and sisters, of a reli- 
gious paper on or for the excuse of 
hard times, and on the basis of econ- 
omy, we honestly fear is a dangerous 
mistake, and we hope that the number 
that wUl do it will be small indeed. 

We urge it upon our agents to 
make this explanation to those who 
may frame such excuses, and show 
them that it is not only wrong biit 
may result very unfortunately. Show 
them that religious advantages and 
enjoyments should be the last things 
to sacrifice, in fact, they should not 
be sacrificed at all. Our heavenly 
Pather knoweth that we have need of 
these things ajid if we have the will 

and make an effort he will provide a 
way even for the poorest of his chil- 

Then, dear agent, try and ward off 
this very common excuse "hard times" 
and try to get all to renew their sub- 
scription again for 1876 and also get 
as many new ones as possible. 

By a little effort in this direction 
much can be accomplished. Many 
take the excuse of "hard times" and 
spend unprofitably every week more 
than we ask for the Pilgrim for a 
whole year. 


At this date there are stUl a large 
number of our old subscribers not 
heard from and was it not for the 
large increase of new ones our list 
would fall short. We hope that our 
agents eveiywhere will make great 
efforts to fiU up their Usts and add a 
large number of Hew ones. An es- 
teemed old elder in the far West says 
that he wants four more names to 
make his list three times as large as 
it was last year., which we think was 
somewhere in twenty, and he says he 
expects to get them. If all of our 
agents would do half this well our 
list could be doubled. 

Brethren and sisters, we wish you 
all to be interested in our behalf and 
send us every possible name you can 
get. Let us see what can be done by 
way of a persevering effort. 



Sister Clarke wishes us to say to 
those who are getting ujj clubs for 
the Young Eisciple, that they will 
please mark, on the list, those who 
have received No. 1, so that she will 
not need to send it again, as that No. 
wUl probably run short. We hope 
that our brethren, sisters and young 
friends, after seeing the first number, 
will be pleased with it and give it all 
the encouragement you can, both bv 
writing for it and giving it as wide a 
circulation as possible. The Yomiq 
Disciple being the first and only pa- 
per in the Church edited by a sister, 
we hope to see it made a grand suc- 
cess and that the whole Church wih 
rally to the aid of the editress bv 
giving her its sympathy, its aid and 
its prayers. 

Those wishing our binder as a pre- 
mium will please notice carefully the 
terms, which are as follows. 

For 8 names at §1.60 each, or .?12. 
80 we send post paid one of our cloth 
and leather binders. 

All above this amount, agents can 
take off their percentage. Some few 
of our agents divided the percentage 
among their subscribers and then 
wanted a binder extra. This we 
would gladly do, if we could afford it, 
but we cannot. Agents will please 
notice that when they take a binder 
as a premium they must pay the full 
amount, SI. 60, for the names until 
the required number (8) is reached. 
After that the percentage can be ta- 
ken or if enough names 11 more can 
be obtained a free copy will be given, 
or 18 names at S1.60 will get a binder 
and a free copy. 


On account of a large number of 
our subscribers coming in earlier 
than usual, the number of Young 
Disciples we had for distribution, rart 
out, and therefore could not supply 
all as we expected. For this we are 
sorry but hope those of our readers 
who did not receive them will pardon 
us as we done the very best we could 
and sent out every number that could 
be spared. A goodly number were 
necessarily retained for subscribers 
and such as may wish sample 
copies with the expectation of sub- 
scribing or raising clubs. All such, 
'vill yet be supplied with sample cop- 
ies and prospectus when desired. 


After examining the different styles 
we conoluded to use and keep for sale 
Only the one kind, the leather and 
cloth, §1.25. We done this becanse 
we consider it the cheapest in the 
long run and wiU give the best satis- 
faction. Some few have ordered the 
80 cent binder and a few others tho 
SI. 00. To all these we sent the cloth 
and leather §1.25. We hope those 
who got them will remit to us tlie 
differ>=nce. Those who paid us 80 
cents will please send us 45 cents 
more, and those who paid us $1.00, 
will send us 25 cents more. 


THE P r L G R I M 


— Bro. A. F. Snyder of Kingwood, 
Pa., says: The cliurch here is in a 
prosperous condition. We added a 
goodly number last Summer and one 
■was added on last Sunday, Dec. 5th. 

— D. T>. Shively of Laplace, 111., 
says: To-day, Dec. 12th we had our 
first meeting in our new meeting house. 
Had a good turnout considering the 
"bad roads and rough -weather. 

CoERECTiON. — In m_y letter pub- 
lished in No. 48, page 781, instead of 
"Farmers paving S30to lg75 per month 
for hands," it should be 830 to .?35 
per mouth for hands. J. S. Flort. 

— The Brethren of the Lost Creek 
church, Juniata county, Pa., con- 
template having a series of meetings 
in the Goodwill meeting house, com- 
mencing on the 3rd of Pebuary. 
Brother Quinter is expected to be 

—Bro. S, M Shuck of Preston, 
Minn., Dec. 18th, 1875, Says : The 
health in this locality is good. The 
chixrch is in a good condition. We 
had two additions by baptism recently. 
The weather for some time past has 
been very pleasant, 

—Bro. J. E. Miller says : "The 
weather at jjresent, (Dec. 27th,) is 
warm. We have been having a very 
open winter so far. The roads in this lo- 
cality are very muddy. Health is good 
here, but in some localities tyjihoid 
pneumonia is prevailing. No church 
news of importance at this time. 

— Eld. J. S. Flory says : I am 
glad indeed a paper has been announc- 
ed for our "Lambs of the Flock." 
May Grod bless its noble mission and 
the dear sister and all co-laborers, 
who shall have control of it. A 
"Young Disciple" itself. May its 
teachings lead our children to be 
young disciples of Christ. 

— Bro. David Snider of Warnock, 
Ohio, says : Eld. John Wise of Pa., 
came to this isolated point on the 2d 
of Dec. and remained with us until 
the morning of the 7th ; preached six 
sermons i^nd have no doubt but what 
there were good impressions left, but 
when shall we have more fuel added 
that the sparks may not go out ? 

— Bro. S. C. Miller says: I was with 
the brethren of Deep Eiver Church, 
Iowa, at their council meeting held on 
the 11th of December. Was pleased 
to see love manifested among the 
children of God in this part of His 
moral heritage. They also had several 
meetings at this place, and there 
seemed to be an interest in the word 
spokc^n and I believe good might have 
been done had the meeting been con- 
tinued a reasonable length of time. 

— Bro. J. B. Lair says: Our church is 
still increasing — some to be baptized 
next meeting. The weather is nice 
for the time of the year, no winter yet 
to si^eak of. Health unusually good. 
Fall dry. Wheat crop not very large. 
Corn yield on anaverage 50 bush, per 
acre. Some claim 65, and one yield of 
1 10 bushel to an acre, and two men 
husked it in one day. Pork worth 
7 cts per pound. Hogs not very 

—Bro. D. C. Moomaw of Blacksburg, 
Ya., says : We report the showers of 
Divine Grace falling on the "little 
flock" who worship here. Two "hand 
maidens of the Lord" enrolled in the 
army of the saints, since the last re- 
port, and the penitents tears attest 
the striving of God's Spirit with 
those who are not far from the king- 
dom. Work and pray diligently, sol- 
diers of the cross, for the conversion 
of sinners. Much is to be dc ne and 
the time to do it is short. Oh i edeem 
the time. 

— Bro. A. P. Flora of Lebanon, 
Linn county Oregon, Says : I am 
spending the winterin the tVilliamette 
Valley, but expect to rctui'n to Wash- 
ington Territory next Spring Uod will- 
uig. The little band of believers in 
this valley are trying to live accord- 
ing to the teachings of Jesus. Have 
preaching once a month in Linn Co. 
We held an election for sj^eaker last 
month, and the lot fell on brother 
Daniel Leedy. We had a very nice 
dry Fall, until about five weeks ago, 
and since that time, it has been un- 
usually wet. 

—Eld. John Forney of Falls City, 
Neb., says : We have had up to this 
date, very nice weather, only two 
small skifts of snow, one sometime 
ago, and one since Christmas. But 
to-day, Dec. 28th, looks like Spring 
again. The week before Christmas, 
the folks were plowing. The mercu- 
I'v stood some days up to from 60 to 
70 degrees. This is good weather to 
dry out the soft corn in the fields, but 
not so in the cribs, of which we have 
a great deal on account of grasshop- 
]>l'rs taking the first crop about all. 
The health is extra good at present. 

— Bro. H. F. Rosenberger, says : 
During the past year I have been Will 
ple:ised with the contents of the Pil- 
aaiM. God bless you and help you 
to continue your noble work and to 
adorn your noble profession. I am 
glad that the brotherhood ie waking 
up to the subject of publishing books 
and tracts in support of our points of 
doctrine and translating them into 
d ift'oront languages. Hope and pray 
that the subjoiit may have taken root 
iu the hearts of the brethrezi and con- 
tinue to receive itsdue share of atten- 
tion. I am also glad that the mis- 

sionary spirit is prevailing to some 
extent. Bros. Wm. Hertzleraud G90. 
Cucher have consented to hold a se- 
ries of meetnigs herewith usat Allen- 
town over Christmas. Our prospects 
are flattering. A report will bo forth- 
coming, if life and health are spared, 
and things pass oft well. 

— Bro. J. S. Keim of 
Kan., Dec! 14th, 1875, 

says ; Our 

chiirch is still increasing a little. We 
had five additions this year, all young 
folks. Truly as the poet says, 
"It saves us from a tlioiLsaud snares 
To mind religion young." 

May God bless them and help them 
to hold out faithful to the end is my 
prayer. We have nice warm weather 
so far, no snow yet. The roads are 
dry and the farmers are gathering' in 
their corn which is an abundant crop, 
plentT for all. We are shipping 
some off now, and a good deal more 
will be shipped. 

— Bro. H. W. Landis of Osborne 
City, Kan., Says: Now in regard to 
what I wrote sometime ago, I am 
ashamed that the Brethren are so 
backward. I would greatly desire 
that some able brother could be with 
us and show these Latter Day Samts 
wherein they are wi'ong. I wish you 
would try and stir up some of the 
brethren to the importance of this 
matter. We do not desii-e the Breth- 
ren to come here on their own strength. 
We will trv and pay the cost of trav- 
eling. Warn them again, for we 
must have some one here to show 
these people their error. 

— Bro. P. R. Wrightsman of South 
Bend, lud., says : Our church, the 
Portage Prairie congregation, St. Joe 
Co., Ind., is moving along in peace 
and harmony. We expect Bro. Baer 
from Michigan, to visit us on ^ew 
Tear day and hold with us a series of 
meetings, and we do hope and pray 
the Lord will bless the meetings abun- 
dantly. We have tried to preach the 
word which we think is sufficient to 
convert the sinner and edify the be- 
lievers in Christ. I believe adding to 
God's word will be no more acceptable 
in theBrethren church, than it would 
be in any of the popular churches of 
the present day. Let us have a "thus 
saith the Lord," for what we teach 
and bind on members to observe. See 
last chapter of Kevolations. 

— Bro. Levi Zumbrum of Blue 
Biver congregation, Whitley county, 
Infll., Dec. 2iJth, 1875, says: Oui- 
church is in good condition .and pro- 
grossing slowly. We have preaching in 
our meeting house on the first and 
third Sunday of each month. We had 
preaching on Christmas, and it was 
well attended considering the bad 
roads. We had some very cold 
weather, but last week wo had a good 




deal of rain, the ground is no-vr tha-sv- 
ed and the roads are almost impassi- 
ble- The health has been good until 
since the change of weather, there is 
some sickness and bad cold. This 
evening the sad news came of the 
death of one of my bro thai -in-law' s 
children. The deceased was the 
daughter of brother Jesse and Eliza- 
beth Zeigler, aged 6 jears, 4 mouths 
and 24 dajs. 

— -Bro. J. A. B. Hershberger of 
Bedford Co., Va., says : As there has 
been mnch said about the report of 
A. M., I would suggest that if wo 
have a report at all, that it be pub- 
lished in pamphlet form, with the 
speakers' name attached to each 
speech, so that all desiring to read 
said report, might procure a copy at 
a very small cost, (which I have no 
doubt many would do) and not occu- 
py so much space in the Pilgrim, 
which would be more edifying to out- 
siders as well as many membefs of 
our fraternity, if flUed with essays 
and other good reading matter. I on- 
ly ofier this as a suggestion, knowing 
it to be the sentiment of many of our 
brethren and sisters, as well as many 
who are not metnbers. 

— Bro. Jesse Calvert says : "We 
met at the Union church; Marshall 
Co., Ind., on Saturday morning, Dec. 
11th. Found Bro. Isaac Billhimer 
here, who had ali'eady been preaching- 
a few days. We continued the meet- 
ing until Sabbath eve, Dec. 19th. 
We had a pleasant time, indeed, and 
the church seemed much refresh- 
ed. Five were added to their number 
by baptism and one restored. Wo 
feel sure many more felt the necessity 
of obeying the gospel, yet they said 
to the Spirit, go thy way for this time, 
but I hope that ere long they will 
unite with the Lord's people. We re- 
turned home where we found all well, 
and we thank the dear brethren and 
sisters for then- kindness, and may the 
Xord bless them abundantly. 

— Bro. Samuel H. Kiugeryof York, 
York Co., Neb., says : I send you some 
names but no money yet, as times are 
23retty hard here now on account of 
hoppers eating us out last year, and 
it took all we could get together to 
live, but we like the Pilgeim and we 
think we cannot do without it, and 
we concluded to do without some oth- 
er luxuries. Please send them along 
and we will send the money as soon 
as we can. There are only two of us 
here, brother Funk and myself and a 
sister Funk. There has never been 
any preaching here by the Brethren. 
We pray the Lord to send us a shep- 
herd. The harvest here seems to be 
abundant but the laborers few, the 
PiLGsrm being our only preacher. Is 
there no way to get a preacher in 

—Bro. J. P. Miller of Osceola, St. 
Joseph Co., Ind., after sending us a 
list of subscribers, says : I could eas- 
ily have doubled my list if I had went 
all over our church district, but at our 
meeting last Sabbath I mot a brother 
who said ho would act as agent at the 
South end. I only wish to get the 
Pilgeim more generally introduced 
in the brotherhood as it is certainly a 
means of doing a great deal of good. 
I feel thankful to God that I was in- 
troduced to the Pilgrim and I assure 
you, you are more than welcome to 
my humble home. I prize it next to 
my bible. I will also do what I can 
for the Young Disciple. The breth- 
ren and sisters in our district, as far 
as I know, are enjoying good health, 
and are all in love and union. 

— Bro. J. D. Ti-ostle of Linganore, 
Md., under date of Dec. 29th,_ says : 
Brethren Wm. Howe and Archy Van- 
Dyke are with us at this time, and 
faithfully delivering their messages 
from God to us, in comforting the 
church and warning the sinner. The 
weather and roads have been very un- 
favorable for the attendance of our 
meetings, hence they have not been so 
large as they would have been under 
other circumstances, but we feel sui'3 
that their labor will not be in vain. 
They intend to leave us on the 1st of 
Jan. for Pipe Creek church, where 
they wll remain until the 4th, when 
they expect to go to Cumberland Co., 
and spend some time about Mechan- 
icsburg. Our prayer is, that their 
efforts may be blessed wherever they 
go with the best of consequences. 
With the best of wishes for the puritj- 
of the Pilgbim, I am yours. 

— Brc. Sidney Hodgden of Gales, 
burg, Kan., Dec. 9th, , .1875, says : 
Yesterday we presented to the mem- 
bers here in oui- church, the mission- 
ary cause. §2.50 was immediately 
raised, which I enclose for the Danish 
fund, accompanied with our jw-ayers 
for the noble cause. Our hearts were 
made to rejoice when the news greeted 
our ears that three brethren were 
chosen to visit foreign lands, for so 
noble a purpose. Brethren remember 
when you throw in your mite for this 
purpose, you are laying up treasure 
in heaven. How do those brethren 
feel that have plenty of this world's 
goods, that have not given for this 
purpose 'i Is their conscience clear, 
or are you ready to say it is a new 
thing ? We will stand back awhile and 
see how the thing will w>-rk. 

— The Eev. Father Henry M. Boehm 
died at his lesidence near Richmond, 
S. I., recently. He was born in Lan- 
caster county. Pa., in 1775, and was 
the oldest Methodist minister in the 
American aomferenee and probably 

the oldest in the world. At the time 
of his death he was 100 years, 7 
months and 19 days old. Mr. Boehm 
spent all of his manhood in the min- 
istry as a circuit preacher until late 
years, when he has been located as 
superanuated preacher upon Staten 
Island, where it is said he preached 
for many years. He preached his 
Ccuteuuial sermon in Jersey City in 
April of last year. On the 17th inst. 
he preached in the village church at 
Richmond, and contracted a severe cold, 
which resulted in his death. 

— Bro. Wm. Hertzler of Lancaster 
Co., Pa., says : Of late, on a mission 
of love to Union Co., Pa., I enjoyed 
myself among the brethren in attend- 
ing a series of meetings ; got acquaint- 
ed with some ministering brethren 
whom I did not know before, especi- 
ally brother John Mohler from the 
Lewistown church, and moi-e inti- 
mately with brother S. J. Swigart 
from same place. I also found my 
beloved old brother Hanawalt and 
brother Musser from Spring Eun at- 
tending said meetings. As the min- 
isterial force was rather large to be 
at the same place, the brethren mafte 
appoint 111 on ts at three different places, 
and filled the same by strange speak- 
ers. For my part I must say the 
Lord has his landmarks yet in Union 
county, or commonly called Buffalo 
Valley, and I hope the seed sown 
there on said occasions will x>i'odnce 
its fruits in due time. The local min- 
isters in said valley are, Eld. Isaac My- 
ers, Elder Charles Royer, John Beav- 
er, Aiiam Beaver, and Geo. Myers, a 
sufficient force to watch over God's 
Heritage and deliver the fruit thereof 
to the Master ia due season. 

—The Daily Witness of Dec. 30th, 
1875, makes the following prophecy 
in reference to business in the fu- 
ture : — 

There can be no doubt now that 
the countiy has at last, after consid- 
erable suffering, arrived at a point 
when the revival of business is in- 
evitable, There are many indications 
that next Spring will be a good season 
for all classes of the community. 
Much money which had been hoarded 
will be invested in safe and industry- 
stimulating enterprises, The new era 
of trade generally will be very differ- 
ent fi-om the feverish kind which had 
been produced by the war. There 
will be less reckless speculation — in 
fact the caution which the pianic has 
taught so painfully will be certain to 
characterize all enteiqjrises for several 
years to come. The revival of trade 
will perhajis not be rapid, but it will 
be sound and steady; and there is 
every reason to believe that next year, 
wiU be a prosperous one to business 
men and the community in general. 





"••rdermy steps in thy word, and let 
not any iniquity have dominion over 

As I write, the y^ar, with its 
good and its evii, its joye and its 
sorrows, its pleasures aod its pain, 
is sileatly drifting into the past ; 
that past which is filled with so 
niany checkered pages of history, 
both of nations and of individuals. 
As the mind wanders down through 
the centuries which have stolen 
over the earth since the conference 
at which the resolution, "let us 
make man," was adopted, the lan- 
guage of the Psalmist assumes anew 
power, and we are led to exclaim 
with fervor, "what is man, that 
thou art mindful of him ? and the 
son of man that thou visitest him ?" 
Truly the grand uer of the majesty 
that could conceive and extcute a 
scheme so infinite is overpowering 
to the braiu of one of ihe particles 
of this great creation as small as a 
human being. Our powers of con- 
ception are at fault when we attempt 
to grasp a subject of such magni- 
tude, and we can only gaze upon 
the effect with silent awe_ and won- 
der at the power that could execute 
and when we refl ct that the wisdom 
that produced these results is mind- 
ful of the smallest portion of them, 
we are prepared to fall down and 
worship the great Jehovah, with 
oar hearts filled vfi'.h thanksgiving 
and praise that we are not forgotten 
by him who rules over all, and who 
liolds worlds in their places. And 
yet, with all this, the carnal incli- 
nations of the human mind, subver- 
ted from the true channel of life by 
the evil macbioations of the devil, 
have led man from the path of du- 
ty into one of disobedience to God, 
and fondness for sinful follies and 
wicked pleasures which have been 
conceived in the even active mind 
of the arch enemy to the soul's 
eternal welfare. Thus we are led 
away from God, almost without, 
our knowledge and as time flies 
swiftly by we diifi farther fr.-^m the 
ways of truth and righteousness, 
nutil we are lost in the wkirlpool 
of maddening distempers whicli 
governs the outside Morld, and find 
it almost impossible to trace our 

A retrospective view of our lives 
will reveal to us many mistakes, and 
a multitude of errors; aid while 
there may bo thoughts which have 
been conceived anJ ideas that have 

been executed upon which memory 
dwells with pleasure, there is still 
an ovt-rpoweriog sense of our hav- 
ing fallen far short of our duty, 
which calls forth tears of sorrow 
and repentance, and fjesh resolutions 
ofreform and determination to ful- 
fill the noble purposes of life in a 
manner more consistent with the 
gospel of truth, for the future. 

As another page of the book of 
our lives is nearly filled it would be 
well to examine carefully what is 
written thereon ; to make a search 
ing analysis of the words we have 
spoken and the deeds we haveoom- 
mitted, as well as to make a strong 
effort to discover the motives that 
led to the use of such words and ac- 
tions ; to take warning from the evil 
that we may eradicate all tendencies 
toward its accomplishment, and to 
gather fresh courage from the good 
that we may foster, whatever incli- 
nations we pcss^ess toward the truth 
as it is in Jesus. The (ask will 
doubtless prove a disagreeable one 
but that it is healihy both for soul 
and body no one will for a moment 
deny. A review of the past is al- 
ways accompanied with regrets at 
failures and short comings, and if 
we are honest with ourselves these 
very regrets will exert a beneficial 
influence over our minds which will 
be for our good if we but f.eed its 
warning and advice. 

The joy we experience as memory 
dwells upon some bright spot ren- 
dered sacred by the performance of 
duty or the fulfillment of a work 
imposed upon us by the position we 
occupy as christians, is also refresh- 
iug and edifying to our perhaps 
weary spirit, for the feeling is one 
whicb has been honestly obtained, 
and will lead to our becoming more 
mindful of the little things, that 
come in our way through a wicked 
and sinful world. Even though it 
be but "a cup of cold water" given 
to one of Christ's little onefe, we 
know that it shall not lose its re- 
ward. It is these bright oases in 
life's dreary desert that encourage 
us to pursue the difBcult and fa- 
tiguing path of duty through the 
world, for our Savior has said, 
"come untn me, all ye that labor and 
are heavy laden, and I will give you 
rest." Above all do we give en- 
couragement from the bright pro-'- 
{)ects of the fulfillment of God's 
promises for the future ; for we 
know from the events of the past 
thdt, that which is to come will be, 
as surely as Christ's word must stand 
fast, even when heaven and earth 

shall [ass away. Were we to live 
only for the present world instead of 
simply in it, the christian's life 
would be, to a certain ex'ent, a fail- 
ure; for we can n t ceriainly live up 
to ihe full anoual enjoymen! c.f the 
preseiit. Our carnal nature wouM 
take pleasure in many things that 
the law of God forbids, which law we 
are bound to obey; but the spiritual 
nature lives upou the Lappinese se- 
cured by a reaijzatoin that by deny- 
ing ourselves of the sinful pleasures 
of this world we are laying up an ev- 
erlasting season of life in the fullest 
sense of the word in jhat which is to 

And now, dear fellow-travelers 
through this vale of uncertainty, I 
would have you with myself, 
look back into the year that 
is gone and search our lives carefully, 
to discover wherein we have erred; 
for by 80 doing we will be able to 
find the weak points in our natures, 
ana to know tiiem is to be prepared 
by strengthening them to resist the 
attacks ol the enemy in ihe future. 
As we lay aside the volume that is 
DOW closed, with all its blurs and 
stains, and open one to commeuce a 
new let us sirive to the best of our 
ability to have every mark therein 
pure, that we m:iy not wish to erase 
them after they have once been made. 
Remember ihat thotigh, through re- 
pen>,f nee and prayer, the sad entries 
may be eradicated, they will leave an 
ugly stain which only eiernity can 
blot out, arid so long as memory re- 
tains its hold upon our minds remorse 
for the word ©r deed will chug to us. 

Let U3 begin the new year by se- 
curing a firmer fooling upon the Rock 
Christ Jesas that we may be enabled 
to stand firm through all the storms 
of time, and successfully resist t'i.e 
fiery darts and angry bolts that sa- 
tau may hurl against us ; and when 
the new year shall have become old, 
and another page is added to the 
rapidly filling b lok we can look back 
upon i:« record with m re of joy than 
SI rrow, with a feeling of hope and 
lispair; and then we can trulv and 


each other with a 

"happy new year." 



'iThe Lord hath done great things for 
us, whereof we are Psalms. 126.3. 

The goodnss-i of God has been man- 
ifested m all agfs. We have its rec- 
ord, from ihe creation of the universe, 
d iwn 10 the present season of. time. 
Behiild the Israelites in Egypt, serv- 
ing as slaves, m the drudgerj of their 



taskmasters, jeif rming tti': l»b r of 
maldng biicks ; i eing beaten by their 
overeers at the command of Pliaroali, 
and fii.a'lj by their cries were ir^n?- 
feirul from a pri-o:i of bondage, to a 
land of liberty. God wLo is very 
mircifni. and accordingly powerful, 
did by bis mighty hand, deliver hi-s 
chosen peoplr. He made a path v. ay 
thriiugh ihe Ked s^a, and led ins chil- 
dien salely thri ugn. Also by lis pow- 
er be (Verwbelmed the dark c dored 
race ol the 2sile. Yes "The Lord 
did great ibini.3 for his [leople, where- 
of we are glad". 

Again we lo ik upon the time, 
when God sent his Sou into the world, 
to establisb salrable means whereby 
man C; uid be elerated on t! e p'at- 
foim olpract cal religion. And who 
put on the likeness of siniul flcsbj 
but ill wLiom was no L-^in, neitlier 
wai there guile fouud in bis mouth, 
was reduced down to the humblest 
of m<=n, for an example to those that 
would follow him ; was persecut- 
ed, insulted, and crucififd for the 
siniul souls of mankind, and lastly 
sbed bis blood, arose from Ihe dead, 
and ascended into heaven there to 
jirccure a home fjr his difeiple.«. 
Joyful conclusions have we again 
found. "The Lord bath done great 
things for us whereof we are glad." 

We pass on to the apcstle Peter's 
memorable sermon, who had previ- 
ously received that blessed gift, of 
God, viz: The Holy Spirit, who 
was proclaiming the doctrine of 
Chris!, revealing their sins, and 
preaching repentance, for the remis- 
sion of their transgressions. Behold 
the result. "Them that g'adly re- 
ceived the word, were baptized", 
Three thousand souls were adds-d to 
tbe church ol the most high. What 
consolation I what comfort ! and how 
refresh i. g it is to hear what great 
things the Lord hath done for us. 

Do we not see tl e mighty works 
of God, transacted in this age of tbe 
world ? Do we not bear cf wonders 
performed by the unwavering band 
of Providence ? and can we n(:t ob- 
serve that an all powerful Deity, is 
doing this great work ? The very 
appearance of reason, shows us in 
the affirmative. Weekly do we hear 
of conversions through our church 
papers, and often we hear of persons 
turning from the worst of spiritual 
Egypts, to a life of Christianity, 
choosing rather to suffer affliction 
»ith the people of God, than enjoy 
the pleasures of sin for a season. 

"The Lcrd ha'.h done great 
things lor us v. hereof we are glad." 
John H, Nehee. 

Those wh? believe not in frieud- 
sliip have cast the first stone at tlie 
foundation of truth itself. Rari- 
ties are scoffed at, and laughed to 
scorn — so is the blessed Blrength 
and of a friend only a theme 
for unbelief. It i.s often said "1 
would believe in friendship, but 
where do we see it in ita purity and 
usefulness?" Too true. We know 
that what is: called friundsiiip is of- 
ten too cold and indifferent in feel- 
ing, or if it oversteps these bounds, 
it ripens into love. It is because 
we build on false basis that the 
structure does not stand. We ex-' 
peci too much, and give too little. 
D.)e8 any one pi y me because of 
my infirmities ? Why should I pity 
or be lenient toothers? Ah; that is 
where the divine part shows itself, 
without which friendship ean not 
live — it is hard to learn to bear 
with infirmities — to overlook, to 
cover up deficiencies in others and 
be as well pleased, at least outvTard- 
ly. If so, then we can be no irue 
fiiend — we are net worthy to wear 
the armor. We must trust in all 
purity in our friends — we must be 
steadfast, unchangeable in our trust 
mistakes may occur, but they will 
grow fewer as we learn to watch 
and guard against them. The in- 
fluence of this sympathy exercises 
an unconscous power ever us, ol 
which we, perhaps, are not aware. 
We are strengthened by tbe gain of 
some unknown mystery. There is 
n sweat, clinging dependence pro- 
duced by friendship ; we may be 
weak for ourselves, but strong for 
others — self-abnegaiion is the no- 
blest and purest fruit of this lender 
blossom. When truth is so rare, 
and hypocrisy so common, why do 
we not .search after this gentle flower 
and why, when sound, do we thrust 
it aside for some trifle? 

Oh, rarer than a costly jewel is 
the confiding tenderness of a true 
friend — more precious than all the 
wealth of the world, is the firm 
trust it inspires. A few hours of 
congenial companionship may have 
an impress that will have its eff g t 
through life ; with what care, then 
.ebould we guard and cherish the 
blessing that comes to us in buch 
gracious guise. 

We may use our friends, too, in 
a noble way. Criticism and anal- 
ysis' of them is beneficial, provid- 
i!ig we Spare not ourselves. We 
must not judge them from a selfish 
standpoint, so make ourselves per- 

fect. Compare our faults with 
their virtues, and the stud" may be 
a gain t) us. "Tender and true" — ■ 
how much the little words involve ! 
to be tender, we must have the soft, 
clinging, gentleness of an angel; 
to be true, we must p issess the 
strength nf a martyr, to serve or to 
suffer, whichever, may be the de- 

To our best friend.", we do not 
always give the better part within 
us — wi;h strange perversenos^', we 
give to the indifferent acquaintance 
our brightest smiles and happiest 
moments, from some whim which 
is as evanescent as it is worthless. 
Manjr a friend^has been crushed by 
simple indifference; strong, cruel 
words cr.uld have been borne, but 
the placid cnntemptnous'^smile has 
driven many a confiding, trusting 
spirit to despair. We ewe many 
thanks to the friend whose mysteri- 
ous 8ym])athy has brought us hap- 
piness and elevation of mind — what 
glorious return can soul lerder to 
soul? It should make us happy to 
satisfy our friends, even though we 
are far from being satisfied ourselves 
perliaps an unselfish wish to do our 
best for their sake may bring us 
nearer than we think to onr^ hearts 
goal. But I am disgusted with the 
sweetest praise, fur comes 
easier from the insincere than fool- 
ish flattery and vain words. When 
kindred souls meet, there is a mys- 
terious magnetism which attracts, 
and is sure; i?ooner'or later, io prove 
its power; perhaps we have not ar- 
rived at that point of elevation that 
we can be wholly free to acknowl- 
edga it. — Fhrenological Journal. 

Get more faith and you will get a 
firmer hold. A plant that has a 
single root may be easily torn up by 
the hand, or crushed by the foot of 
the wild beast, or blown down by 
tbe wind ; but a plant that has a 
thousand roots stuck down into the 
ground can stand. — Faith is like 
roirt ; many believe a little concern- 
ing Christ — one fact. Every new 
thought concerning Jesus is a new 
root stuck downwards. Believe 
more intensely. A root may be in 
a right direction, but, not striking, 
deeji it is exsily torn up. Pray for 
deeprooted faith. 

Be careful for nothing ; but in 
everything by prayer and suppli- 
cation, with thanksgiving, let youo 
requests be made known untj 




Brother BRrMEUAGH: — tiove for the ciiuse of 
the Lord constrained brother D. P. Sayler to 
write the following private letter to us and our 
children. An<l from the fact of its solemn truths 
and counsels being applicable to the children of 
our brotherhood, iuni especially to the ehildren of 
our ministeriu.; brethren, I asked brother Sayier's 
consent to have it pub isued, and he consenting 
you will plea.'^e publish it and obliee, 

Yours in love, J. S. Florv. 

Double Pipe Creek, Md. 1 
Oct. 4th, 1875. / 

Mder J. (S'. Flory and Family in 
the name of the Lord 1 greet you. 

My dear and much loved brother 
in the Lord : often, very often in 
my loneliness do I have you in my 
thoughts in your iar western home. 
Being bereaved of my loved wife, ■ 
(who to you was a distant relative), 
Ihave'a lonely life to live; andiomy 
musings my mind wanders over sea 
and land, but is ofien brought to a 
halt at brother Flory 's home in Col- 
orado, where he, the Lord's sentinel, 
is setting up the Lord's banner 
under which heisenlistiog an army 
of soldiers of the cross from among 
the different nativities collected 
there by the mineral wealth of the 
country. By the experience of 
thirty-five years' ministerial Hie, I 
have learned to know how hard the 
labor, and how great the sacrifice, 
required to build the church of God 
■ in ordinary well regulated society — 
what must it be in the wilds of a 
new country in which society is 
chiefly compneed of emigrants from 
every point of the compass; the la- 
bor must be herculian, and the sac- 
rifice beyond estimate. And as I 
have not the pleasure of a personal 
acquaintance with your family, you 
will not wonder if in my musings, I 
wonder whether brother Flory has 
the aid and co-operation of his dear 
wife and children in the great work 
of God in which he is engaged. 
When you visited at our home, I 
remember you said you had several 
little daughters, who novr must be 
young women, and knowing by 
happy experience wha* help such can 
be to the father in the ministry, I 
wonder whether yours afford you 
that aid. So, dear children, please 
hear brother Sayler (though to you 
a stranger) when be in this letter 
addre.-ses a few Ihougbtg to you be- 
cause he loves you and the cause in 
which your dear father is engaged. 

Cbildren of brother and sister 
riory, I address you whether you 
are daughters or sons. Dear child- 
ren, the power to do much good or 
evil is with you. The prophet says, 
"Behold I, and the children whom 
the Lord hath given me, are for 
signs and for wonders in Israel from 

ttift Lord of hosts, which dwelieth 
in mount Zion." You know signs 
are put up to attract and direct. All 
business men put up a sign to at- 
tract the attention of the passer b_r, 
and lo direct him to the place where 
eir commodity can be had. So 
your tather rmb«l!i8l'ie8 his business 
card, and letter envelope with the 
head of a buffalo, to attract and di- 
rect all »?ho see them to him a deal- 
er in the skins of these animals. 
Even so are the children of the 
preachers signs and wonders in the 
church to attract the attention of 
the sinner and direct them to Jesus 
for FalvatioD. 

Dear children, if you are holy, 
good, humble and faithful members 
in the church your father is labor- 
ing to build up, your influence for 
good will be a power the arch ene- 
my cannot withstand. "Wherever 
you go the sign of holiness, the sign 
of purity of life, the siyn of humility 
and meekness of spirit, the sign and 
and wOLder of the transforming 
power ol God exhibited in your non- 
conformity to the wc-rJd, &c., will 
be seen by all ; and while these 
graces will attract the admiration of 
soulp, they will also direct them in- 
to the ways of holiness. But if you 
care for none of these things, but go 
with sinners in all the follies and 
fashions ot the day, you will be 
signs to encourage the wicked in 
their sins. And while angels may 
weep, devils will laugli over your 
power to do evil, when the wicked 
will say, see there are the preacher' s 
children. David in Psalms 144: 12, 
prays, "That our sons may be as 
plants grown up in their youth, that 
our daughters may be as corner 
stones, polished after the similiiude 
of a palace." Study this Scripture 
well and you will learn that as 
plants are for use,80 should our sons 
be useful in holy society. And as 
corner stones are always the best 
material in the building, so should 
our daughters be in the moulding 
of eocifcty. So, dear children, help 
your father and mother to mould a 
holy society in Colorado. 

Rsspected and loved children, 
your dear father will introduce 
brother Sayler to you while he will 
converse with you on this subject. 
And bv way of illustration I will 
say : When we build a house with 
stone or brick, we must employ 
trained mechanics for the work ; but 
these must be assisted by laborers 
we call Their business is 
to bring to the ma«ter merharif- the 
brick, btoue, or mortar, <tc. Tuese 

tenders ns'ed not be stone masons, 
or brick layers. Common laborers 
do this part of the work. Your 
father, a called and trained minister 
of the gospel, is engaged by the Lord 
to build his house, the churcii in 
Colorado. In this work he must 
have help. The church is built of 
living material, Eden and wom«n 
must be properly dresstd and fitted 
into the house; these must be 
brought to the trained worsman, 
the mini.eter, that they may bear 
what the word which cometh from 
the Lord is. None can perform this 
pait ot the wo»k as well as you. Tf 
you live a holy and humble life in 
the the church yourself, your good 
example as a sign and wonder will 
attract and direct others into the 
fold. But if you go with the world 
and follow her fashion and vanity, 
then your power for good is lost, 
but for evil is mighty. You will 
not only encourage others to remaiu 
out of the church, but you will bind 
the spiritual hands and feet of your 
father, and put a gag into his mouth 
so that he cannot labor successfully. 
For how can he urge faith and obe- 
dience upon others, when his own 
children do not obey the truth. A 
gainsaying world, glad of such op- 
portunities, will cpst it into bis teeth, 
and say, or at least think it, your 
own children dnn't obey the (luth 
you preach. My dear children, 
eternity only will reveal the amount 
of good or evil you are instrumen- 
tal in doing. I have experienced 
what advantages and power for 
good there is in a minister's child 
being a Christian; then be not of- 
fended at brother Sayler when he 
urges you to streng hen the hands 
of your father in the work of the 
ministry in Colorado. 

I am often amazed that children 
of holy, God serving parents prefer 
the manner of life, and >^tyle of dress 
of the unregenerate, nmong whom 
are harlots and debauchers, iu.pref- 
erence to the plain, neat, modest 
and christian becoming style of the 
holy, chaste and virtuous mother 
who has cared for them, watched, 
wept, and prayed over them during 
many sleepless midnight hours. 
Ci.ildren should love their christian 
parents more than the world, and 
should go svith them into the church, 
adopt her system of teaching, and 
by her be trained for heaven and 
eternal life. The piomisesof God 
ar« in favor of all who do so ; while 
the denunciations of the Bible are 
acrainst those who do not. The Bi- 
ble abounds with the commands of 



Goil to children to honor their pa- 
rents. And the aposde says : "Chil- 
dren obey vdur. ' parents ; for this is 
right. Honor thy father and moth- 
er ; for tbis"i8 'the first c.-.mraand- 
ment with proraiBe ; that it may be 
well \Mib thee, and that thou may- 
est live long upon (he earth." "What 
a glorious promipe for children to 
lay hold on ! Who will dare say 
that many of the apparent prema- 
ture deaths is not the result of a 
violation of this law of God, which 
gives a promise of long lite if obey- 
ed. In no way can chil Iren honor 
and obey their parents than by an 
humble obedience to the law of God 
in his service in his church. While 
"Whosotver onrseth his father or 
hi« mother, bis lamp shall be put 
out in obscure darkness." This 
Scripture is in coufirmaiive of the 
hint above of apparent premature 
deaths. Children, you can curse 
your father and mother in the Bible 
sense of the word curse, without the 
use of vulgar and profane words 
against them. E erj disregard of 
their holy and godly counsel is a 
dishonor to them, and virtually is 
cursing ti.em. "The eye that mnck- 
eth at his father, and despiseth to 
obey his mother, the ravens of the 
valley shall pluck it out, and the 
■ yonug eagles shall eat it." 

Now dearly loved children, you 
see what a long letter broiher Say- 
ler has written to you fisr your com- 
fort and edification in the help and 
service he wishes you to afford your 
father, the first of our ministering 
brethren in the far off Colorado 
Will you hetd his counsel ? I would 
be much pleased to receive a letter 
fiom you, in which i wish you to 
speak to me as freely as I did to you. 

With affection and hope your 
friend, D. P. Saylk.^. 

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"Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be 
attentive to the voice of my supplica- 
tions." Psalm 130. 2. 

"Let me not die, before I've dene for 

My earthly work, whatever it may he. 

Callrae not hence, with mission unful- 

L«t me not leave my space of ground 

Impress this truth upon me, that not 

Can do my portion, that I leave un- 

Then give me strength all faithfully to 

Converting barren earth to fruitful soil. 

I long to be an instrument of thine 

For gathering worshipers unto thy 

To be the means one human soul to 

From the dark terror of a ^hopeless 

Tet most I want a spirit of content. 
To work where'er tUou'lt wish my la- 

l)or spent; 
TVhethcr at home, or in a stranger's 

In days of joy, or sorrows sterner time; 
I want a spiiil passive, to be still, 
And by thy power, to do thy holy will. 
And when the prayer unto my lips doth 

'Before a new home doth my soul sur- 
Let me accomplish some great work for 

Bubdue it. Lord 1 let my petition be, 
O make me useful in this world of 

In ways according to thy will not 

7nine !" 

Aa we enter upon the duties of 
another year, Oh! a ay our tieart-de- 
sires fully compare with the worthy 
sentiment of this heading, selected 
poem. And we should not only 
desire its spirit ; but must lay hold 
on God's described and commandeJ 
ways; and he will then Lad us in 
to every path ol his blessed will. 
God's will and pleatiure extends not 
oniy to our visible dveds, but down 
into our very words and thoughts. 
What boundle£8 wisdom! How 
careful it becomes us to be in the 
sight of such an all-knowing and 
all-seeingjpower. At the outset of 
this new year, lei us all earnestly 
and prayerfully dedictate ourselves 
anew — our "bodies a living sacri- 
fice, holy, acceptable uniw God, 
which i« our reasonable service. 
And be notcoufurmed to this world; 
hut be ye transformed by the reaew- 
ing ot your mind, that ye may prove 
wliat is that good, and acfe[ tabl^, 
and perfect will cf God." Rom. 12 : 
1, 2. Unless we really do the will 
of God, we canuct hope to prove 
his "acceptable and perfect will." 
Unfortunately for professing chris- 
tians, there are those who evidently 
do much of this service throngh t! e 
medium oi simple good wishes, mi- 
nus the act ; leaving the perform- 
ance to others. This is olten done 
regardless to their ability or means. 
This delinquency may carry man's 
seltish and faithless point ; but it 
cannot possibly evade God's sleep- 
less eye. Most as-suredly, "he re- 
wards every man according to the 
work of his hands." Viz: "For he 
that Boweth to his flesh (man's sel- 
fish will) shall of the flesh reap cor- 
ruption ; (dissatisfaction) but he 
that soweth to the spirit snail of the 
spirit reap life everlasting." Spir- 
itual blessings dot-tb good like a 
medicine — t ey are the life and 
source cfthat "feast to the soul." 
Carnal service is fraugtit with rash 
and regretful results. It is ever I 

striving after pleasure, but a thorn 
is in every flower. In the very 
hight of selfish enjoyments and per- 
suits, is oHen the turning point to a 
downfall into sorrow. Hotv tran- 
sient and delusive ! The poet Burns 
gives U8 some true lines upon this 
subject. Tiius: 

"But pleasurea are like poppies spread. 
You seize the flower — its blo"m is shed; 
Or like the snowfalls iu the river, — 
A moment white — then lost forever." 

Notwithstanding the ott-repeated 
preiofs tiiat man has of this fact ; yet 
from his great self-will, unbelief 
and blindness, he continues to ven- 
ture upon profitless and unforbid- 
den ground. He sadly regrets those 
things which will ultimately re- 
dound in salvation to his soul, with 
peace and good will to all mankind. 
If an impartial retrospect of cur 
past life proves our fiailure in known 
duties, let us bo quick to repent 
and improve. Let us abound in 
the work of the Lord. Ever let 
eiur resolve be, "forwaru-march !" 
J am of the firm Oj'inion that God 
maps out the desired course for all 
christians. But they shirk their 
duty — they ignore judgment accd 
justice in their daily pilgrimage. 
God appoints our labor, and distrib- 
utes the talents "to every man ac- 
cording to his several ability" — dis- 
cernment, captivity, &e. Some 
would like to gain an advantage of 
this unequal distribution. They 
are inclined to plead that this and 
that work belong to some other [)er- 
sons. The sacred command read.=, 
that, "whatsoever thy hand fiudeth 
t«) do, do it with thy might." A 
practice of this, with a willing uind 
and faith, will work wonders and 
lighten many a burden. I fear 
there are not a few, who like the 
unjust steward with the "one tal- 
ent," have also hidden their Lord's 
mone_, in the earth, that is their 
Inkewarmness for their heavenly- 
Master's cause is to that degree that 
they worship self more than their 
Savior. As all things are possible 
with God, and powerless in the 
puny an: y of man, to thi.*) higher 
power, we must look for a blessing 
upon the good example and appeal- 
ing admonitions of tiie faith(u). 
With heartfelt thanks to God f. r 
the various great blessings of tl e 
o'd year, I will beg that he may be 
plfased to continue them upon those 
who serve him in spirit and in truth 
during this new year. Finally let 
mp say that each of us daily 
cultivate ci.arity, which is the bond 
of pf-rlectness. And let the peace 
of God rule in your hearts. Let 



tr:e word of Clirisrt dwell in you 
richly in all wisdom. And what- 
soever ye do in word or deed, do all 
in the name of the Lord Jesus. 
With many good wishes fi"r the 
prosperity of Zion also peace and 
good -will to all, I bid you a kind 
adieu for the present. Be faithful, 
be strong in the Lord. 

Julia A. "Wood. 


In the morning of this world, ere 
the sun had risen upon the beauti- 
ful earth, which fashioned with 
grace by the hand of God, and 
clothed with all the glory of His 
desijjn, had began its cyoles, the 
meniing btars,tbe angels, filled with 
Bacred rapture when beholding these 
new and marvelous demonstrations 
of A Imighty power, "sang together" 
and phouted for joy." This is the 
first mention of that delightful ac- 
complishment, which is the subject 
of our essay. In heaven long before 
our world had a place in boundless 
space, while Lucifer was yet a radi- 
ant archangel, heaven's dome re- 
BDunded with rapturous and melodi- 
ous praises to Him who is from 

This quality or accomplishment 
which occupies 60 impoitaut a space 
in htaven's delights, was also incor- 
porated into man's organization : 
the hnnian voice is so wonderfully 
constructed that it will admit, in 
variety and melody, of an almost 
indefinite culture; no instrument 
however skillfully constructed, cau 
equal the variety, the fullness, the 
intelligence and sweetness of its 
tones. As all the superior works of 
art are imitations of nature, I might 
demonstrate the superiority of the 
hnman voice over artificial instru- 
ments of sound, by comparing the 
first as a work of God, with the lat 
ter as mau's imitation of the work. 
Tubal-Cain was the inventor of in- 
Btruraents of music and the father 
of all such as play upon the harp 
and organ, and Irom the exemplifi- 
cation of his first rude conception, 
may be dated its subsequent wide- 
spread popularity ; and judging 
from the depravity of the human 
mind at that time, we may also date 
from this period its pei version. 

"When we look at the condition 
of every human talent, and of every 
good and beautiful provision of 
God's bounty for man's comfort and 
development, how all have fallen 
from tlieir first eituts into almost 
untathomable depths, we cannot but 

cocclude that the blasting infliieoce 
rf sin ha3 also deprived this of its 
prirai'ive beauty and iiinoceaee. 
The fact of its pcrveiSH.ii may be 
more read ly seen by an analysis of 
i(s characier. Music is a tiairaon- 
ious combination of sounds, which 
through the ear produce a sensation 
of pleasure upon the mind ; but 
there are variations in the quality of 
these Combinations answering to tell 
the variations of an emotional na- 
ture, or rather the different condi- 
tions of the mind and heart are ex- 
hibited by an appropriate exerci-e 
of this faculty. For instance, 'we 
have the solemn and sententious 
measure to express emoiious of rev- 
erence, and awe ; the more chterful 
airs t J represent religions joy, grat- 
itude ai(d praise; and the gay, li- 
centious, unbridled gallop, arswer- 
ing to the same qualiiies in a*;re- 
generaie minds. There are articu- 
late sounds used to express fear, 
6urpri:;e, anger, &c., which serves 
to illustrate my idea, though not 
properly coming within the range of 
my subject. I might also speak of 
music in nature, of those melodious 
sounds prodafcd by the evolution of 
her laws in every department of 
life; the rustling leaves, the flow- 
ing waters, the gentle zephyr.-:, and 
wild sweeping streams, the estatic 
garbling of birds, than which there 
are few more excellent manifesta- 
tions of this heaven-born quality. 

But the highest and noblest evo- 
lution of music is that produced by 
an association with sacred measure, 
of those spiritual sentiments and 
ideas which make "melody iu the 
heatt." The mind coming iu con- 
tact with the cares, trials, acd trou- 
bles of this life, loses its serenity, is 
worn and unbalanced ; but when 
entranced by soul inspiring music, 
is often restored, and soaring far 
above these earthly vexatious, is 
filled with the courage and strength 
that can be drawn fiom a contem- 
plation of, and tssociation with, the 
beautiful ai;d sublime. The eliect 
upon the heart is due to the m( ral 
sentiments ttiat are inseparable with 
sacred music. The noblest minds 
and souls thft ever graced the 
church, while filled with the beauty 
and sublimity of Bible truths and 
holy ixperieuce, have moulded into 
exquisite harmony the ethical senti- 
ments that fill up the measure of 
their divinity, or blessed witti a 
sense of God's infinite love and ten- 
der mercies, have poured forth iu 
extatic measure the praises that em- 
ploy angelic tongues. When kin- 

dred emctious fill our hearts, ew 
b.rro'v the inspiration of these holy 
mtn, ai)d beatific harmony, combin- 
ed with the souliuspiriug seuti- 
meu's of love and {>raiae, fill^ <jur 
hearts with sacred melody and e\er 
help us onward and lift us npwsrd, 
until eur voices STrell the ai;teiic 

This brings us to a contemplation 
of the closing^chapter of our sul jfCt, 
which sliall be our lof(ie>-t concep- 
tions of the glory. «nd sublimity of 
music in heaven. It is true that the 
character of that blessed place has 
never entered iuto tie heart of man ; 
this is a d( moustration of human iu- 
abilitj t" overdrav, the picture of 
its glor-fs;" though it is our privi- 
lege to drink as much of the cup, 
filled with the sweetest nectar, as 
our heavenly Father teas given us 
the spiritual ability. We read of 
the efj'ulgtnt brigh.nesB of those ce- 
lestial coin tc, of the gifltd and hap- 
py beings who meander through 
living pastures, and flysiao bosvers. 
And frequently we read rf crystal 
mansi(.usand heaveuly archilec ure, 
til in its character to demonstrate 
the pi'.ver ,^and iici(sol leaven's 
King. These make up a part of its 
glories, hut the measure ci its bliss 
is uui filled without the rapturous 
raelodv which, from antie'ic harp?, 
is fli^wing ever towaid the holiest of 
holies; nor do they lire while end- 
less ages roll around, but ever row 
and evermore sublime is the eternal 
rhapsody. Listen to the sweetest 
strain that <ver mvished human ears, 
multiply by thou?ar.ds the rapture 
of its melody, and by ten thousands 
the sublimity of its sentiment, then 
you will not reach the poorest strain 
of tlie smallest angel ; yet ten thou- 
sand of these j('in in oi\e vast cho- 
rus, snd all uiiiie in one great world 
of melody ascend up (o tiie Gieat 
While Throne. B. 0. Moomaw. 

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This is or.e cf the all important 
subjects contained in the Kew lest- 
amcnt. One out of which grows 
that conformity of heait .and action 
that assimilates man to man, and 
mau to God. And to be consistent 
in the matter is also no small thing. 
The apostle sa\s : "Lkt a>ian ex- 

AMINK HIMSELF." What wholf- 

s )mf, juiiicioiis,and all-wise iusiruc- 
tinn, yea for how do I know wiiat 
is in my's heart, and wlio 
basset mf to be a judge over my 
brethren. First, I believe that the 
t xpreision of the apostle expressefi 



a plain and emphatic commancli 
that ie designed *o reach every com- 
tuunicant in the Lord's family and 
that it is the imperative duty of 
every one to fully comply with the 
same in order to be the legitimate 
followers of the Lord. Second, I 
believe that every brother that at- 
tempts lo examine his brother, fran- 
cends tbe command of God, trans- 
cends bis duty as a preacher of 
righteousuesa, and goe^ beyond 
those words which are taken as a 
basis for instruction on the above 
subject, for ju&tso soon as you com- 
mence to examine your brother, just 
80 soon you express that he is inca- 
pable of doing so, and you fail to 
"iei" him do so. 

The apostle does not say brother 
A, now, when you get up to exhort 
on examination, to examine the 
church, your brethren, sifcters and 
neighbors, but examine yourself. 
Again he don't say to you, tell all 
the faults you know (or think you 
know) about the church, your breth- 
ren and sisters, and thus manifest 
an ambitious, authority seeking 
spirit, and perhaps causing breth- 
ren and sibters to be wounded, and 
especially about such things that 
are not found in tbe word of God ; 
but he does say, examine your self. I 
heard of a pedo-baptist once endeav- 
oring to convince the people that 
sprinkling was christian baptism, 
by using the argument, that he saw 
it so pictured off. Well, all men 
of discretion will be ready to say at 
once such preaching is ridiculous in 
the extreme. But is it not equally 
ridiculous if brethren should be fool- 
ish enough to indulge in endeavor- 
ing to enforce truth by referring to 
pictures that they have seen hangiug 
against some wall ? But Paul says, 
"the rest will I set in order when 
I come," He also says, "follow me 
as I follow Christ." Hence when 
we undertake to set anything in or- 
der, the first thing we should do, 
should be to set ourselves in order 
by ^examining ourselves, and by 
first seeing what Christ and tbe 
apostle says is out of order, this 
course will necessitate us to look 
into the j.eifect law of liberty, and 
we v\illfi.ndit therein staled that 
we should "preach the word," and 
to reprove, rebuke and exhort, with 
doctrine. But it n^ay be asked hnw 
am 1 to examine myself? Am I 

to examine mj*gelf by the actions or 
conduct of others? Am I lo ex- 
a nine myself by "measuring myself 
by my brother or comparing myself 
among my brethren ? nay verily ! 
but "let a man examine himself" 
by the standard of eternal truth; 
the word of God that "hvcth and 
ahideth forever acd forever.'' That 
is the great balauc* in and by which 
we are all to be weighed, and if we 
are honest with ourselves we can 
tell by a close examination how 
near we come to the full stature of 
a man in Christ Jesus, we can also 
tell how much our moral or spirit- 
ual character is worth to God or 
humanity. May God help us all 
through his divine and holy word 
to so examine ourselves that when 

we are placed in the great balance 
ofGod's justice we may not be 
found wanting, John Zuck. 

Shady Grove, Pa. 

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Geo, "W. Elson, born Sept. 12th, 
1835; died, Dec. 21st, 1875, aged 
40 vears, 3 months, and 9 days. 

Funeral services were held on the 
24th of December at the German 
Baptist church, one mile north of 
Lattasburg, Wayne Co., Ohio, by 
Rev. Stull, assisttd by Eev. P. J. 
Brown, from 2d. Cor. 5ih chapter 
and 4st. verse, after which the re' 
mains were interred to await the 
resurrection morn. 

Tbe particulars of Mr. Elson's 
denth are as follows: He had about 
400 bushels of wheat in his barn 
floor, which he supposed had a good 
foundation. It is believed that he 
was doing some repairing in a sheep- 
fold below when the entire floor and 
wheat fell upon him, causing instant 
death. His wife was sitting near a 
window facing the barn and she 
heard a noise and saw a cloud of 
dust, but not thinking anything 
was wrong until about one-half 
hour passed away, when she went 
to ascertain the cause of his long ab- 
sence. Upon entering the feeding- 
room below she immediately discov- 
ered that a great calamity had be- 
fallen him. A dozen or more men 
were summoned and in about forty 
minutes they succeeded in getting 
the body from tbe wreck, there be- 
ing a stick of timber on one limb 
about three feet of wheat covering 
tbe entire body. 

He leaves a wifie and two chil- 
dren to mourn his sudden decease, 
but they mourn not as those who 
have no hope. He was a devoted 
husband and father, an ci-tiuiable 
citizeo, and exemplary Christian. 
He was held in high esteem by the 
citizens of the commui.ily, as was 
i'.ttssted by ihe large concourse of 
people assembled lo pay their last 
tribute of respect. 

For many years he had been 
identified with the Evangelical 
church, of which he remained a 
faithful member until called fro n 
tbe church on earth to the church 
triumphant in heaven. He was a 
faithful co-worker in the cause of 
Christ, and his house was a welcome 
home for the weary itinerant. Al- 
most the last woids he was known 
to speak were words of praise and 
rejoicing, and although denied the 
privilege of ministering to his last 
wants, of soothing him in his dying 
hour as he passed through the "val- 
ley and shadow of death," bis 
friends have tbe comforting assur- 
ance that he was called from his la- 
bors on earth to a rest above, to re- 
ceive the glad welcome of "Well 
done, thy good and faithful sei- 
vant." May the comforting influ- 
ences of religion sustain the bereav- 
ed ones, and may they at last meet 
as an unbroken family in heaven. 

"Weep not for Mm; there is no cause for 

But rather nerve the spirit, that it walk 
Unflinching o'er the thorny paths below, 
And from earth's low defilement keep the 

So when a few fleet swerving years have 

He will meet you at heaven's gate and 
lead you on. 

Weep not for him. • 

Wooster, Ohio. 

A visn. 

Brother Henry Clapper and I left 
our homes oq the 9th of December 
for Southampton Pa. We held nine 
meetings and baptized one. Others 
expressed a desire to unite with the 
people of God. Here to our minister- 
ing brethren I will say is a field open 
to do good. Go yjreach to this iso- 
lated people. They want the true 
bread of life. They are a kind- 
hearted people and are seeking the 
way of salvation. 

We als) had two meetings on 
Clear Ritlge. Had good order*'and 
an intfrest maaifested in the preach- 
ed wf rd. Brethren and sisteis go on 
in tbe narrow way.C;-';^g~^ ^J^ 
J. S.^RusH. 




Bro. Brumbaugh : — 

As I see BOtb- 
ing in the PiLQRtii. from this part 
«f Iowa, I will gi^e your readers a 
short sketch of the brethren here. 
We have no orgauized church hera 
ye^ There are about six members 
with out a leader. We tiave no 
preaching only at times when breth- 
ren from a distacce happen to come 
to us. Ttjere Uas not been a sermon 
preached here by the Brethren since 
June I think. We have preach- 
ing everySabbath by the Methodists, 
Presbyterians and Evangelists, but 
not by the Brethren. How does it 
come ? I think the Brethren are eo 
backward inscat'eriogout. I know 
our country is good enough, at 
least I think so, and as good a doc- 
trine as the old brethren preach, 
ought to be preached and practiced 
every place. I .see in the Pilgrim 
calls ■from different places. 1 hope 
they are heard. I gave the broth- 
erhood a short sketch of Piat? 
Grove, Union county, through the 
C. F. C, about a year ago, and if 
there are any ivho are looking out 
for a location, I heartily inviie you 

I will try and give a m'>re cor- 
rect description of this place, ^irst 
we have a healthy climate, rich fer- 
tile soil, gOid water and good mar- 
kets. Cie^tjn, our neareai marker 
placft is situated a'ong ttie O. B. & 
Q. R. R., one thousand feet higti- 
er than Builiugt u, on a beautiful 
l«vel priiirie and is the largest city 
in the couutry and aguod market. 1: 
is the division f^t 'it ion between Bur- 
lington and Piattsinouth, a large 
rouvd licuse and machine shop, 
which employs a great mauy hande. 
Engines are manufactured and ali 
kinds of railroad implements. 
'There are thirteen dry goods and 
grocery stores, lour drug stores, 
three hardware stores, one grist 
mill, two school houses, cbarches, 
&c. Now I will tell the price of 
laud as near as I can. Raw laud 
sells from $10 to §15 per acre ; im- 
proved, from $25 to $ ^0 owing to 
quality. SctiLe inquire how can 
fencing be done, timber scarce and 
high. I will try to tell how we 
manage it. In the first place, we 
buy cedar or oak posts and put 
them in the ground forty feet ap;irt, 
and then put on from four to fivj 
wires and stays every six feel apai I.. 
This makes a good tence at a cist 
of forty ctnts per nd. You can 
calculate what 'he cost will be to 
fence a farm. I will also give the 

price of pine lumber. Fencing from 
$\ 80 to 82.00 ; shingles, $3 to $4 
per thousand, and other lumber in 
proportion. Timber is worth fnim 
§25 to $60 per acre. Wood from 
$4 to $ij per cord. 

I will aUo say how much j:raiB 
U raised on the acre. Corn from 
30 to 75 bushels per acre. Wheat, 
from 10 t) 25. Oats, from 25 to 60 
per acre. All kinds of vegetables 
are raised in abuodauce. I give 
th se particulars for the satisfaction 
of pome. 

Ifow brethren please notice this 
and if you have any desire wtiat- 
ever to come West, give us a call, 
especially ministering brethren. I 
know there are churches in the east 
and elsewhere tbat could spare 
some of her brethren. C'-me now, 
make up your minds aiid make thi:' 
your homes. We have good society, 
many warm friends, so you need not 
fear to come among us, thougii we 
be in rather poor circumstances. 
We will do all for you that we can. 
Perhaps I have writ'en eni>ugh on 
this Buliject and for fear of weary- 
ing your patience, I will add no 
more, hc'pii>gto hear from yon soon. 

May the good L'>rd bless us all, 
is ray earnest and sincere prayer. 

For further inf irmatiou, address, 
GiKO. W. Keim, 
Cresion, Union Co. Iowa. 


Dear Pilgrim- — 

My heart was 
made glad, and my Feul filled 
eil with love and gratitude to God, 
when I saw the report of the sol- 
emn meeting the Brethren had in 
Illinoia, in appoiutioir brethren to 
go, as the Savicr commanded, to 
preach ihe gospel to every crfiture. 
I Could not help shedding tears tor 
joy when I read the report of the 
meeiing. My he-irt and S'ul was 
filled v\ith joy to think tbat at last 
the Bretbreu have made a move in 
the right direction. Oh, may God 
breail) the missionary spirit iuto the 
hearis of ail our brethicn and sis- 
ters, that the cause sufller no more 
in the hands of the church. 1 
claim it is one of the plainest com- 
minds in the Testament. "Go ye 
and preach the go-^pel to every crua- 
ture." Faith comes by hearinjj, 
and hearing by the word of God. 
How can we hear wi.hout a pieaoh- 
er, and how can we preach without 
we are sent. Who is to send ? I 
claim tbt- church. The Lird calls 
the minister through the church, 
and the chuioh sends the minister 

rmt to preach. We know we can- 
not send ministers to preach to every 
creatiire without money. Thank 
God the church has plenty of it, if 
she vrill give only a little of it. 
We Very well know that human 
tradition is a bad thing, and is very 
li."*rd to overcome. If we Welieve 
the Brethren to be. the only church 
wherein salvation is obtained, we 
should give very lilierally to have 
the gospel preached to every crea- 
ture by the Brethren. May God 
help us to be wide awake in this 
noble cause. I expect soon to send 
not less t lan $30 from thq Salamo- 
ny arm of the church for the Dan- 
ish missiOQ, and if every arm of 
tbe'cburch will only give this small 
amount, we will soon have money 
enough to do some good. This 
amount woold make some $600 for 
Indiana. W** could do more if it 
were necessary. Now brethren go 
on with the noble work ; you shall 
have our sincere prayers. Oh may 
the Lord prosper you is my prayer. 
Samuel. Murray. 
Lancasttr, Ind. 

FitoposED visn. 

Accoiding ts a resolution at a 
special meeting, held at the Spring 
Run meeting housp, Dec. the 2r«t, 
1875, I will visit chun-lMs, the 
L ird willing as follows: Will ar- 
rive at Lower Cumheriaod on the 
evfni^ig of the 15fh, of January, 
remain until the 18: h at noon, then 
to Upper Cumberlaod, remain until 
the 20sh at noon. Thence toRiilge, 
remain until the raorningof ihe23td 
Thence to Back Creek, rcnifiin un- 
til 25ib at noon. Tnenci to Antie- 
lam, rea.ain until the morning ot 
the 29tfa. Thence to Falling Spring, 
remain until the morning ot the 
Slst. Tiience to Ma»h Creek, re- 
main until the 3rd of Feb. Xot 
being pos.el in the j/eographical lo- 
cation of the churches in i^dams 
and York counties, will the elders 
of those churches please make the 
arran<;eraent8 for me, allowing two 
days to eacli church, ami hive it so 
arrauee<l that the last church vis- 
ited, will be the one nearest Har- 

As the object of the risit will b« 
set forth in report of said meeting, 
it in nnneces^ary for me to report it. 
Suffice to say, I desire to crme in 
the fulness of the blessing of the 
gc8|»el of Christ, but cannot say 
with Paul, that I am sure of cow- 
iug so. 

Da^jiel M. Holsinger. 

Clover Crefk, Pa. 





Ml/ Dear Sister : — 

As TOii are 
fond of good and useful reading, I 
wish to place in your hands a re- 
ligious paj)er, which upon examiua- 
tiou, you Tvlll find to be iu unieoa 
with, and founded upon gospel »u- 
tb'iriiy. It y<.>u tiud an atstirtiun 
which you are douhtlul i<s to being 
founded ou the right basis, or scrip- 
tural fuels, throw it not aside con- 
demning it untd you first by an ex- 
ami natiou, have seen that it cannot 
I e reconciled with ih? ycripture to 
v,hicl! it may refer. 1 wish yyu to 
make a hubit of rtading the paper 
as regular as it comes. By eo doing 
you will find them to be a weicome 
vieiior. I wish to furnish you tU 
the light aud information that I 
possibly can, upon the gospel, or 
the new Testament, which is un 
doubtedly that by which we are 

Dear sister read, study and 
search the Scriptures with an uu- 
biastd mind, fuily determined to 
know whether you are or can in 
your present church relation, obey 
every ordinance held forth in the 
New Xestamtnt, which have been 
instituted by CDrist himself, who 
also positively commands us to ob- 
serve. Taerefore if we disregard 
the commands and refuse to observe 
them in all their simplicity, because 
of a popular and extensive rtflec- 
tioD, we number ourselves among 
the transgressors, whose way is de- 
clared to be hard. Oh dear sister, 
let us both shoulder the cross aud 
bow in humble submission to aU 
plain commai ds, bearing each oth- 
er's burden aud encouraging each- 
other upon that heavenly way. May 
God speed the day when we both 
can be of the wame mind and the 
samo judgment, and both speik trie 
same things. Oh let us be in ear- 
nest about these soul matters aud 
be sure that we are right, for heav- 
en once lust, is lost forever. 

I had an idea of soon being at 
home where we could converse face 
to face, but as I soon shall start 
in company with our dear uncle and 
aunt, upon a mission of love, and 
to visit some of our jcaltered mem- 
bers, who do not enjoy the privil- 
ege ct hearing the gospel proclaim- 
ed as we do, in consequenco of al: 
this I will be longer from^ home. I 
feel assured while I am absent, that 
lam ever reinembered by loved ones 
',*it bome, whose fond ' prayers "are" 

ever follcwii-g me. Dear sister 
di n't fail to alwaya remember- me 
before a throne of mercy. Fare- 
well, remembering that my prayers 
are in yivur behalf 

Your devoted bt other uotil 

E. D. KiNDi» 


^A.. 1 
!75. / 


Dec. 18U], 18 
Bro. Brumbaugh : — 

Brethren Henry 
Clapper and John S. Rush, were 
v?ith us ou la,st Sabb.ith and bad 
four meetings ou Saturday aud Sun- 
day. There was oiJe baptized aud 
we believe that more were deeply 
impressed and are seriously count- 
ing the cost. Ther» are now 12 
members scattered around within 7 
or 8 nnles "f e.ich other. Our min- 
isters only occasionally preach fur 
us. It seems to me that the people 
are becoming more and more im- 
pressed ev«>ry time our preachers 
visit us, and hold a few meetings 
for us. Good attention is pr-<id to 
the Word preached. They havo 
plenty of preaohin2:,but they say our 
preachers are preaching somt-tbings 
thry never heard before. If ai>y min- 
istering bi other traveling through 
can give us a call, address me, I can 
give the necessary information t > 
rtaca us. Address as heretofore. 
Israel M. Beknett. 

m i g»> » ■ — 


The health is good in general and 
the chuich is iu good health and prus- 
pcrii g s( me, but n(jt os rDUch as we 
would like to se;' it. We are all near- 
ing tl'C grave and etf'rni'y win re, we 
all must ^:ive an ace unt of our work, 
and r'-cieve the reward wheiher it bj 
good or bdd. Oh, awful will it be 
at the judgment and we would like 
to see all our and cfji dren 
aid evtr) bo.iy unite with the church 
and live out the deniar;ds of Gt d. 
"What a happy country we w uld 
then have. Methinks there wi uld 
be a heaven oa eaith and it would 
be only a f reiaste of etc nal happi- 
ness. We had a series of meetings 
\\ liich commenced on ti^e Sth. of De- 
ci^mber und cl' sed on the 19tfa. We 
had a g'orous sesscn. There were 
five bapi zed aud one reclaimed. We 
got rome of the Lest young men of 
our neii;! borhood, and our praytr is 
ihat we may ad eiiC' ucag;; them ib,-.t 
they may prove faithful andjOvercoine 

all t<'n ptations at d irials iha^ may 
heset them. Brethieu let us all, pray 
f )r them and our-clves. 

Our laborers were brethren Isaac 
Billhimer and Je se Calvert. They 
p'ea' he<l wi h power acd verv fiiitU- 
fuily. May the Lord bless them. 
Adam Appelmax. 




In accordance with the cl', a num- 
ber of the del gaes of Mid lie Pa., 
met to consider the proririety of 
holding the A. M , f .r 1876. After 
some discussion the raee;ii-'g come to 
the following conclusion : 

That inasmuch as the brethren of 
Ohio had taken preparator;' step^ for 
bidding said rr>een'ng we are willing 
to withdrHW onr claims but ixquest: 
all of the elders of the district to. 
consult their churcbe* in re'erence tO' 
holding A. M., in 1877, before next 
Distiict Meeting. 

2d. Tt-'C iudi-btedness of the Altoo- 
na church hiu-e was a:?o ial eii into 
consideration and the following reso- 
lution p ssed : 

Resolved that this meeting appoint 
t«o brethren to visit all the churches 
of this district and solicit a d, hy 
co:'tribu ions, for the purpose of can.- 
celliugtbe indebtedness ot said house. 
Aid further, that brother Samuel 
CuK be requested to make a full 
statement of the money paid in and 
also the amouut needeii to cancel the 

The resolution was adopted and el- 
deis J. R. Hanawalt and D. M Hol- 
siiiger were appointed to make the 
required vi-sit. 

Geo. Brumbaugh, Sec. 

P. S. It has sii^ce, been suggest- 
ed that the brethren, in their visit. 
also appeal to the churches in behalf 
0' the Huntingdou chnrch-n om, there 
being a tack 3et of $42.00. 

Allentown, Pa. ) 
Jan., 3d, 18/6. f 

Dear Filgrim ■.~- 

A little scrap of nfw.^ 
from these parts may be acceptable. 

The little; band of pilgrims and 
soldiers of the cr ss d< journing at this 
place and vicinity were n:ade to re- 
joice over the Chrisimais holidays by 
the rich feast they were made to en- 
jo,-. Br. tbre 1 Wm. Hi-rtzier from 
Dauphin county, and Geo. Bucher 
from Leb., county, made a mission of 
love tbrougli thene p,irt.*, dealing out 
unto us 'ho bread of life. We had 
five meetijgs at all of wbichj great 



interest was manifested. The servi- 
ces on Christmas morn were held in 
a private dweliing bouse in the upper 
part of town and the large room v/as 
filled toits utmo3!Cipaciiv. The other 
meetings in a hall in ihe lower pirt 
of the city, and the room well filled 
at eac!i meeting. Our meetings were 
visited by our religious friends great- 
Ir beyond our expectation. It was 
indeed ycry encouraging and we felt 
tLat our labor was not in vain. Our 
docirine wa-: new to a greit many 
present. A! though no foul has ex- 
pressed its desires to unite with us 
yet there are s(jul-! in our midst un- 
der heavy convictions, grea'ly op- 
fressed by sin, and will e e long, 
hope have the boldoess to come out 
on the Lord's side. 

Ou'- prospects here for building a 
little Zion un'o the Lord are encour- 
aging, although itmav not be so rap- 
id. Brethren and sisters from tliC 
adjoining counties of Bucks and 
Mont , mingled us to enjoy the 
rich feast. Brother R. A. Zook of 
Experieruetit Mill, Monroe coun'y, 
with whom a corrci^pondence had been 
opened for some time, was i formed 
ot our proposed series of mee i igs. 
and arranged maters at the Water 
Cure aa<l came ani spent the season 
with us. It did his .^onl good to 
more mingle with the biethren atid 
sisters and feast upon the meat of 
the word. 

Brethren Jacob Buz? and Mnscs 
Shuler were also present pari of the 
time. Bros. Herizler and Bucher 
went from here to Springfield and 
Hatfield, making short stays and 
lioKiiug meetings May the good 
Lord richly bless thtir labor of love 
that they may be instrumental in 
bring souls to Christ. 

Your unworthy brother, 



The Perfect Flan of Salvation, a 
pamphlet of 24 pages, showing that 
the position occupied by the Breth- 
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been out of print, and we have 
therefore been unable to fill orders, 
though they are constantly coming 
in. We now have au'ither edition 
in press, and will be ready for filling 
orders in a few days. We wish ali 
those wanting c ipies of the work to 
fiend in their orders immediale'y, 
the more the better. Many churcl es 
have purchased this worK in large 
quantities for distribution, thus 
helping the good cause along in 
their immediate localities. Churches 

wishing the work for that purpose 
will do well to order at once, 'hus 
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defray printing expenses. Price, 15 
cents; 2 copies, 25 cents; 10 copies, 

7?-Ke Evangelical Obedience, Its 
nature and necessity as nought and 
practiced among the Brethren. By 
J. W. Siein. There is no better 
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.time, has also been out of print, and 
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the "first day of the week," or 
''Lord's day" is the preferred day 
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JBro. -Brumbaugh: — 

Say to the 
brotherhood that by the blessing of 
Odd and the assistance cf bro'.her 
John Filmore we continued our 
inritiugs one week in tlie Deamoins 
Valley church, Iowa. 

Ten souls were happily convinced 
and baptized into Christ, aud oth- 
ers have since requested to be bap- 
tized. Our meetings are yet jioing 
on aud we desire the praters of the 
church in our behalf that the good 
work may go on, that many more 
may be brought from darkness and 
sin. to the marvelous light and lib- 
erty of the gospel of Christ. 

G. R. Baker 

Altoona, Iowa. 


The following amounts have been 
received up to date (Dec. 28i.h, '75) 
to be applied in paying the expen- 
ses (if missionaries to Denmark : 
Alfred Engler, 1.00 

Fawn River Church, Ind., 6.76 

Ephrata Church, Pa., 23 25 

ISTortDeru District of 111., 104.00 
Jouathan Creek Church, O., 5.00 
Jonas Fike, 2.40 

Huntington Church, Ind., 36.00 
Hagerstown Church, Ind., 5 55 
Leonard Stephen, 1.00 

Total, $184.95 

John Rowland, Treasurer. 

Dear Brother. — P.ease say through 
thd Pilgrim th;it no more luoney is 
needed 'o publish Da'iish Tracts, l^ut 
that contributions for paying the breth- 
ren's expenses to Denmark wi 1 be 
thankfully received. All amounta 
shou d be sent t > Bro. John Rowland, 
Lanark, Carrol- Co., III. 

M. M. Es HELM AN. 

— ^ . ■! Ill g ^1^ 

Dear Brother. — Plea'C announce in 
the PjLGRtM, that if the Lord will, 
theLewistown chuich wid boh! a meet- 
ing which will commence the evening 
of the 29th. of Janujry next, to con- 
tiiue perhaps nearly a week. A 
general iLiviia!ion i:^ extended, and all 
others with us. Come help. By or- 
der of the church. 

John M. Mohlek. 

Dear Bro — P ease announce 
ihe Map e-Grove chureh intends hold- 
ing a Striesi'fmee ing, the Lf rd \\i 1, 
to c mmence 'he evming of the 8th 
of Feb. 1876 A general invi alion 
is (Xteiided to all who des re to be 
wi h us especially the ministi-ring 
brethren. By order of the church. 
A. M. Dickey. 


BATKR— DETWILER— Tn the morning 
of the l»th of Dec , o! 1875, at the re.<i. 
deuce of the lirides parents, hrolhcr 
Daniel aud sister £li2atieth Detwiler 



by elder Jacf-t) MiUer, Martin B. Bayer 
to Sanih Detwilcr both of MiUdle 
Woodbury Bedford Co., Pa. 

BRUMB.A.UGH— BAKER.— By the un- 
dersigned, at the home of Uie briilo, in 
Bedfwrd county, ou the 23rd ot Oct , 
187.5. Bro. Geor;,'c Brumbaugh of 
Bh\ir county, to Miss Kebccca Baker of 
Bedford county. Pa. 

IIenky Hisrsbokrger. 

BOYER— TETWILER.— On Dec. lUth, 
187.i. By Eld. Jacob MillcT, at 
of the bride's jiarents, at Potters creek, 
Bedford county, Pa. Mr. Martin Boyor 
to Miss Sarah Tetwiler, both of Middle 
Woodbury towuthip. 

20th, IST.!, by the uudersigned at New 
Enterprise, Bedford county. Pa. Uriah 
T. Stuckey t'l Miss Barbara Berkhuner, 
botli of Smuth Woodbciry township, 
said county. 

Lbonard Ftjkry. 

(Obituaries crowded out.) 


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doubt if any one could carefully examine 
such a collection of beautiful pictures 
without feeling bettered thereby. The 
book is published by Lee i&Shepard, Bos 
ton. Price |6. and will make a very 
appropriate Christmas present. 


"Weilo not in the least feel like blaming Macbeth 
for this expression of disgust , indeed, we are 
rather Inclined to sympathize with him. Even 
nowada.vs mnst of the cathartics offered to the 
public are great, repuisive-lookin^ pills, the very 
appearanee o( which is sutncieni to "turn one's 
stomach."' Had Macbet . ever oaken Dr. Pierce's 
Pleasant Purgative Pellets he would not have 
uttered those words .©f contempt. It is really en- 
couraging, when one is ill, to find that a little 
su^ar-coated Pellet, no largnr than a grain of 
mustard, will as promptly produce the desired ef- 
fect as a dose of g^ea^ nasu,ating pills. These 
little Pellets, unlike other cathartics, are really 
natures physic. Thoy do not debilitate, but tone 
and inTiy:urate the system. No family should be 
without Dr. Pierces Pleasant Purgative Pellets. 


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Emma A Miller 4.38 

A P Murray 


A Appleraan 


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R Reighart 


Rider & Hisy 


S N Wine 


Isaiah Horner 

4 35 

Moses Jliller 


Geo Myers 


Jno P Kener 


M Burkbolder 


E Mnrkley 

1 00 

L P Donalson 

A S Robinson 


Eliza Eyer 


D B Bowman 


J Broadwater 


H A Mumaw 


Nancy Burket 


Joseph Thrush 2.00 

C D Stauffer 


D H Freeman 


D H Keplogle 


John Stiffler 


M M Eshleman 


M Z Wiimer 


D F'^i^lesanger 


J H Garman 


Josiah Bughly 


T Shaffer 


J Y Heastou 


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Isaac Aiilt 

4.50 Zachriah Wood 2.80 

Jacob Musser 

6.49 JeBBe Calreit 


J R Lane L.'iO M A Thomas 1.60 

Wui. LceJy, "S9.()5 ; Henry SnvJur 
18.4.0; JohnN Cripe 12.80 ;' S:uiiuol 
Gulp l.GO; J A CaulTiium 0.20 ; M F 
H Kinsel 18.00; A K Leedy 12.80; 
DECNeacll.VO; John 11 Miller 2.10; 
Israel Bennett 2.00 ; J M Zook 10.08; 
B W Neil" 5.05 ; Isaac Price 10.00; 
Barbara C Basbor 6. GO ; J W Blaucli 
1.70; Samuel Small l.tJO; S M Mum- 
mert 0.70; PeterEby 1.70 ; Benjauiiu 
Frantz 1.60; Geoigc Hoclienbery 2. GO; 
Jacob Lerew 9.00; M M Eshlemau 
8.00; Cbristian Ness 8.00; H Suite- 
man 3.30; S Z Sharp 1.70; John 
Plaiitz 1.60; Jacob HoUinger 6.50; 
F W Dove 5.20 ; Abraham Showalter 
4.00 ; George Rowe 160 ; Samuel M 
Lutz 4.60 ; Rosa L Suavely 5.35 ; D 
D Sell 4.80; AraosMomaw 1.60; Kee- 
lin Leonard 2.00; John Fall 160; 
Michael Harman 7.00; Newton DHad- 
sell 5.00; JSKeim4.45; AF Cross 1.80 
Daniel H Himes 2.40; G-eorge W Miller 
8.00; John Hiirmeson 1:60; Otho 
Clark 1.85; Elias Beeghly 5.00; Abra- 
ham Bowen 18.15; Samuel Nehr 3.20; 
Joseph Rittenhause 8.25 ; Setb Hcn- 
rieks 2.10; Reason Mangans 1.81; Jno 
Thomas 1.60; Samuel Edgecomb 3.95; 
Michael Forney 7.80; J I) Klipinger 
2.60; Levi Ober 1.60; John Shirk 2.80; 
Levi Hoke 2.00; MM Eshleman 1.60; 
B J Havman 2.80; T H Davis 1.60; 
David Ea,rly 9.10; A C Castler 9.80; 
A M Dickey 29.40; Wm Waight 28.00; 
Solomon Stoner 15.40; Wmlkenberry 
0.25; RB Stephenson 6.50; Henry 
Slinghuft' 1.60; A B Witmer 1, 60; Jo- 
seph Hoover 6.20; John RWillington 
2.80; (ieorge Cramer 1.45; Simon E 
Yunettel.60; John Sherfy 12.40; Cal- 
vin Stearns 1.70; Christian Cripe 2.85; 
A Brumbaugh 20.00; Cath. E Tresler 
1.60; Henry Shidler 2.40; A Rinehart 
0.25; Isaac Miller 1.80; Jacob Zigler 
6.25; Louisa Davidson 2.00, J H 
Moore 0.75; Isaac Bright 1.60; Moses 
Moist 1.60; E L Toder 3.00; Fred 
Young 2.00: James Coberly 1.50; I J 
Howard 3.30; W B Sweitzer 1.60; D 
R Sayler 1.60; D Bosserman 8.00; 
Moses" Miller 21.75; Henry Clapper 
4.80; Leonard Furry 14.00; Joseph 
Hause 1.60; J N Barnhart 11.60; E 
Brumbaugh 11.00; Sarah A Wilson 
1.60; Silas Billman 5.20; Amos W 
Meyer 1.70; David P MUler 8.60; Asa 
Bearss8.45; George Layman 6.40; Ja- 
cob Eigenbrode 5.20; SamuelKingery 
1,00; James Heckler 1.60; G W Shive- 
ly 6.40; Mary Harshman 3.20; An- 
drew Myers 12,60; Noah Horn 3.20; 
John E Metzger 1.60; Joseph Banks 
3.10; J D Benedict 1.60; D B Bow- 
man 20.00;' J C Richer 4.80; Jonas 
Kauffman 3.40; P R Wrightsman 
7.40; Rebecca A Burns 3.20; Solomon 
Spauglel.70; JMRoose4.80; Josiah 
Fahrny 2.00; Jacob Berkey 16.00; 
Lewis Young 9.00; Julia Blough 1.60; 
Manassah Holl 3.20; Lydia Showal- 
ter 1.70; H Kraft 1.70; S M Shuck 
3.30; Michael Beshoar 12.80; Mary 
Paulkender 4.65; Solomon Dierdorff 

13.30; Samuel Cain 4.20; D B Stutz- 
man 3.20; Benj. Bowftian 22.50; Da- 
vid Newcomer 2. 00; H A Mumaw 1.00; 
Wm.M Bean 0.30. Francis Reploglo 
1.10; H D Kensiuger 1.60; Aarou 
Snowberger 4.50; Solomon Duuner 
3.00; J Klepser 2.25; Robert Badger 
3.00; L H Miller 1.60; Rider A: Heisy 
4.80; Samuel Steese 15.00; J S Flory 
4.80; Louisa Sappington 2.00; Samuel 
Rebert 1 70; D H Bonebrake 6.35; 
D B Heinery 3.25; J G Bowman 2.00; 
C D Stauffer 160; S M Loose 1.60; D 
D Shively 0.25; B Caven 1.00; Han- 
nah Hollowbush 4.20; Samuel Rupert 
1.50; Jacob Foremau 1.60; John 
Shank 3.20; M S Mohler 1.60; Daniel 
Flora 1.70; AD Garber 1 60: Aman- 
da Plath 1.60; George Hall 1.70; John 
Hartman 1.60; David Zook 1.50; J K 
Byerlyl.60; S M Minnich 1.60: John 
Bashor 0.50; Adam Beaver 1.60; John 
Wisman 5.10; George Kinny 5.20; 
Isham Gibson 1.70; E P L Dow 1.70; 
I Paulson 3.00; David Benton 1.60; 
Wm Swadley 1.60; Sarah Rittenhause 
6.00, Lewis Reed 6.00; Josiah Ritter 
1.60; D K Rankin 2.00; G W Rambo 
3.50; Jacob W Warner 1.70; Elizabeth 
Markley 1.70; John Forney 10.50; A 
M Flory 1.50; J R Miller 3.25; V 
Richard 10.67; Samuel Royer 1.60; J 
N Plank 8.00; J B Replogle 2.35; 
Kate Grubb 1.85; W Arnold 3.20; 
Samuel Cline 1.60; Samuel Petry 
3.40. Daniel Bocb 16.00 : L L Wagon- 
er 1.60 : J MZuck. 1.45 

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Are those of Buffalo killed the latter part of 
November and in December. Such are now ceni- 
ing into market, and the best time to order Robes 
ia during the winter months, being cheaper, and 
good Robes more plenty. I have just made ar- 
rangements with a party t» get from the Indians 
fur me a lar^o supply of Inillau tan Robes, all 
■WHOLE AND NEW, All who Want robes should not 
decline sending because the winter has partly ad. 
vanoed. During the Spring large dealers and 
speculators buy up the best Robes. And prices 
portunity to get first-class Indian Robes may no 
occur again. Send at once, before vou forget to, 
for my illustrated circular and price bst, sent free. 
Address, J. S. FLORY, 

Greely, Colorado, 



AdveTtisin^ Hates- 

Oood ami responsible artvertlsements will bead- 
muted m the Filosim at the followina rates- 
One inch, 1 Cisertion, . - - »i oo 

a !; ^^i" moutli. - . - 4.60 

.. I .; ■ - ■ • 

H » ?, .. • • - - 12-60 

^■^ - - - - 20.00 


Op 2 inches, 5 per cent. On 3 inches 10 per cent. 
4 " 15 " " " 8 ■' go " " 


O.niil.lntP volimie' "0 Hie Ocspnl Visitor t.r Viiriinu 
^e:us, iiichiiliM* *.,m,- .if til.. enl'.'=t v.,Iiiiiif3 tier 
ttl.TU juiii Kiisl::-li '.'..i- ].:uticilliiis ;ul(lif,s, ' 

H, J. KURTZ, Poland, Obio. 

Live Agents Wanted 

To sell i)r. Cliaso's Keceipea; or information for 
Everybody, in overy coitntv in tlio United States 
and Canad.i. Enlarficd by tlie imbiishcr to 648 
iiages. Itcontains over 2000 Imupeliold recelpes. 
and i.s suited to all classes and conditions of socie- 
ty. A TTondorful horde and a honscliold necessity. 
It sells cit sislit. ctreatcst inducements ever oniV. 
ed to liooli asentis. Sample copies sent by mails 
Postpaid, for ^2.00. Exclusive territorv given. 
Agents more than double their money. "Addres- 
Dr. (Jhase's Steam Printing House, Ann Arbor, 
Michigan, nov 2 13t 

Brethren's Encyclopedia 

Minutes ccllrrtod .ind arriuisfd in 
order hy El.ler Henry Knrtz, Prite, bninid in nins- 
lin, with AlPX,Hntier Mnck's writinss, «l,.iu In 
imiiirhlet fonn, without Mack's writings, 50.75. 

H. J. KUKTZ Poland, Ohio. 



This Soap ismanuftvctnred from pure materials, 
and as it'contains a large percentage of Vegeta- 
ble Oil, is warranted fully equal to the best im- 
ported Castile, Soap, and" at the same time pos- 
sesses all the washing and cleansing properties ot 
the celebrated German and French Laundry 
Soaps. It is therefore recommemled for use in 
the Laundry, Kitchen, and Bath-room, and fur 
general household purposes; also for Printers, 
Paiulors, Engineers and Machinists, as it will re- 
move stains of Ink, Grease Tar, Oil, Paint, etc., 
teem the hanos. Manufactured only by 
4, 6, 8 and 10 Rutgers place, and 83 and 36 .Tef- 
er sou Street, New York. noT2 24t 



Interchangeable Handle and Sliield Coml)Ined. 

The handloia entirely 
6Pl)arate, nnd may be 
Xieud fur any nnuiber of 
Iroue. It cuu be adjiwt- 
cd iiiatiiiitly. and IilJiik 
provided with a pliield 
tt^c liand is completely 

f protected fri^ra tlie 
leat. No iBolder is 
rcriuircd when u^ing. 
, ,, . - When ihp Iron is bcim; 

I ,..-..u>i aiay 4, 1813. heated, th.- handle must 

be detached. We will eend to any addrfRu, on re- 
ceipt (»f Draft or P. v>. Order for the amount, cither 
of llie folh)\vi:,^t-e:i': 

Set No. 1-3 Irons of r>. and 7 lbs., 1 handle, $-I00 

*' 2-3 •• (). 7iii. IRlhs., *• HMO 

8-3 "■ 7. eai.aUIhti., " £.60 

Niokfl platt'd Iro:;*', IV'tj. per pet extra. 

Any pnrly ordoriny five ■ff« will r«- 

ccivo Olio Mct exira «,» n promluoi. 

Thoroughly reliable iiL'<'nte wanted. 
E5 FL-t St., Brooklyn, E. D., II. T. 




On receint of <tQ and this advertisement. THt 
WEEKLYTKIBUNEw llbeient, postage p»l , 
to any address until Iteceniber 31st, 1876, or for 
tl2.6o,Bix.eopies ; for ♦'i'J, eleven ; for ,»au, thirty 

AddireM, THE TKIBUNE, New- York. 

SAWS ASn LATHliT*-. . 

$5.00 to ;}5il,.-"0 averngCu per 
day with tbcac Machines. Ali, 
wo'id \Torliers shoul 1 use them. 
Boys can make ib per day 
with them, besi.les learning a 


sample of sawing send 26 eta-. 

Y-AKKEE'S PREAM. We Send it 

by mail. Say where you read _ 

this, and address, for full description 

Boi 2,014, Eockford, Winnebago Oo:, IlUnos. 
$11.50 AVERA<?ED PER DAY. 

r'tJLTON, Mo., Dec. 14th, 1874, 

MWSks. W. F, Sc J.ohn Karnes, Hoekford, III.— 
Gentlemen: I sawed 110 frets for balustrade for 
portico, and li brackets in first two dnys sunning. 
Every one who has witnessed the workiug of the has pronounced it the most useful raaehine 
ever invented. I have been working from twelve 
to sixteen men, and have done all my shop work, 
(screll sawing) on your machine, running it daily 
since I purchased it,. and have paid nothing for re- 
pairs, for saws, which amount wascompar- 
atively small. Three weeks since I ].nrchased 
some imptTted wood and some nice designs, and 
uriied my atteniiuuto fret work. I h.ive averaged 
per day, since that time, Sill.60. I know of no oe- 
cui>ation as pleasant ami profitable fur a mechanic 
to spend his winter days at as the above, Your 
maohine runs so lightly and easily that it will not 
tire the most delicate after a little praciioe; 
in fact I consider your machine indispensable to 
any carpenter, however small his business i.s, ,is 
he can introduce the little machine to his scrap 
pile, and can make enough brackets in one week to 
pay tor his machine. I consider my machine just 
;is essential in my shop as a set of bench planes. 
Very truly, 


Architect i»d Builder. 

*S- Address, for fullinformation 


Box 2,044, EocKFORD, Illinois. 

Planing Mill Co., 

Located on the line of the Penna. Eail Road and 
Canal at 


are now prepared to manufacture and furnish all 

kinds of 



Frame Stuff «ii Sizes & Lengths 

Call and see ui. 




The f'hilihen'e Piiper is a npiitlv illimtrated iinnur. 
(IcvntPfl to the iiistnirtion of rh'^ chthhen. duly 
;\v<'nty-fivf> ei'Mts :i \r:ti\ Pi.'iriiiim< to Msroiits jft 
tiiiji up clubs, t^i-ii.l Kt.iin.t' fru- vperiinV'n coj'-. Address, 


H. J. KURTZ, Poland, Ohio. 


On and after Sunday, November 16th, 1876, 
Trains will run on this road daily, (Sunday ex- 
cepted,) as follows: 

Trains from Hun- Trains from Mi. DaV*. 
tingdon South. moving North. 




A. M 

P. M. 

s eo 


7 25 

» 05 

L'Mig Siding 

7 20 

s IS 


7 10 

» 20 


7 06 

8 30 


6 65 

9 40 

Collce l\un 

6 45 

9 40 

Rough k KeadT 

6 38 

9 f.6 


e 30 

10 00 

Fisher's Summit* 8 26 

arlO 1» 
LelO 15 


Le8 16 
ar9 10 

10 so 


i 65 

10 36 


i 60 

10 48 

Piper's Ron 

6 St 

10 65 


6 30 

11 00 


t s.-. 

11 06 

B. Run Sldiig 

i 20 

11 10 


» 13 

11 16 

.Ml. Dallas 

i 10 

aril 40 


Le4 50 


A. M. 

P, M, 

10 20 


6 00 

10 36 


5 46 

10 40 


i 40 

10 60 


6 80 


For IVIuslf^, Newspapers, Mag zliios, IVIanusorip t 
Samples of Goods and Papers of every descrip- 


Evei'.v reader should see this, the only File that 
binds p'iipers as received, and holds thera in a per- 
fect viSL*; and, when full holds them as a cona- 
plete, pennanont Bimiintf, as firm, durable, and 
neat externally as a regularly buund bouk. 

Thcpo liindeVs are made by skill d w )-kmen of 
the best bookbinders' materials, and in the moat 
finished and durable manner. 

<-ur late improvement in the peculiar device f r 
fastening the C'>rd ena^'lea us to lise •ne mneh 
heavier, thus adding greatly to the durability oi 
the ' inders. 

An examination of them ^MU show that paperi 
are firmly held (in a vise formed by two thin strips 
of steel) "in such a manner that no accumulation 
of papers can cut or tear out. 

We will send them from our office, postpaid, 
made expressly for the Pilgrim, with the title en 
the back. 

One Binder, Leather and 01«th i.25. 

A righteous man regardeth the life of 
his blast. '^—Prov, 12: 10. 

Safety Collar Pads. 

Having patented, we now manufacture a new 
Horse Collar Pad. which we mail free ol postaije 
to any part of the United States, upon the re- 
ceiptof 75e. for a single one. or$l.SOa pair. They 
are light, handsome, durable, and comfortable to 
the hurse. They are ea ily fitted to almost any 
draught collar. We gnarantee them to prevent 
horses' necks from becoming' sore from use to 
Limber Pole, Wagons, lieapers, Mowers, v.^im n 
Plows, Rollers or Seed Drills. Remember that 
an ounce of prevention is worth apound of cure. 

Collarb; "Scotch" or Hair Faced Draft Col- 
lars, ^4 eack or !jj8 a pair. Short Straw Draft 
Cellars, $2 c;u^h or $0 a pair. Both kinds finished 
with Safely Pads and delivered at Depot or Ex. 
preKs ofilcc on receipt of price. 

There is hut small risk to send $1.50 or under by, 
letter, larger sums should be registered. No far- 
mer who knows the value of these pads, will con- 
Rent to do without them, so say ourneigborhood 
farmers all. Do not overlook the collar. 
P. H. Beaver, 
Northnraberlftnd Go. Pa 


JUuili-^'>'-<: in i -37. 
Suji-rior l'..'i;. if Ccrpcr and Tin, 
nouuteil With ti.e beet AoLaryK^ug- 
iUgB, l^r t'/liiriAr*. Schools, Farinit, 
"actoriee. Court ll^v.tca. ftre Aiarjn; 
brrrr Ci'jcU, t'AimM, etc. fully 

l.iu.-li.»^»-l CatRlrjue sent Free. 

VA>J>r«E?lf A TIST, 

19?Ecil 101 £»3t f cccud St..Ciae)UDatl. 

The Young Disciple. 

Edited by Sister W- A. CLARK. 

Something new for our young folks, a sixteen 
page monthly or four, four page weeklies in one. 
heautifuily illuatrated, jirintod on good book pa- 
IK'r, au"! lully adapted to the wants of ouryuimg. 

No. 1. of this new paper for our young p'-oplo 
will a]tpear in the last week of December ami fill 
a great want in our church, that of a good origin- 
al paper suiteil to the special wants of our young, 
and sent to single subscribers at the low price ot 
7.T cents; 6 copies for *4.00; 10 copies .i6.£0. and ali 
above that number. 60 cents each. 

Any one sending us names will get a copy free. 
Agents wanted everywhere. Send for s.ampl'c copy 
and priipjiectus. Address. 

Box 50, Huntingdon, Pa. 


Tho PiL»uiM is a ChriPtian ponodical, devoted 
to religion and moral rclorin. It w II a^vooate In 
tlic spirit (d love and liberty, tho nrlncinlo' of 
trueChr ptianlty. Hrtiint>aui;li Ifrotners, E-iitors 
an. I publishers." Elders U, ]'. Sayloraud Leon- 
ard Knrry, CorreBpoiiding E<litors, 

Sint^le copy, por annum , S 1 . 60 

Eloven copies, perannnm 16.00 

W^.^ "E. B.'^1TMBaUGH& BRO. 
^ Box 50. Huntingdon, Pa- J 

The F*!^rim 

"jRemove n«i the Ancient Landmarks which our Faiher^ hate Set." 

VOLUME Vir. iS^'O. 3.} HUUTIKGDON PA., JANUARY 18, 1876- i%\.M a Year in Ad<sanM. 

The Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDON. PA. JAN., 18, 1875. 

On the morning of the 6th iust. we 
■were made glad on the reception of a 
call from our brother Hope and fam- 
ily, on their way to Denmark, as the 
first missiouarj ever sent, Ly the 
Church, to fortign lands. W« fondly 
hope that it may be noted and re- 
membered as one of the most iini^or- 
tant epochs of our Ciiureh history. 
We have had much writing and talk- 
ing on the s abject and the important 
command, "go ye" has headed many 
articles in our periodicals but not- 
withstanding all that was said and 
written, there was nothing done. It 
is semetimes, sarcastic^ally said of us* 
that we preach nothing but "do and 
work," but as regards the missionary 
work heretofore, it was talk atdwriti. 
But we are glad that the ice id now 
broken and the work about to com- 
mence and what the result shall be 
God only knows. 

If there ever was an event in the 
history of the Brotherhood that de- 
manded the symjuthies and prayers 
of God's people, the one now inaug- 
urated demands it still more. Al- 
though the beginning looks like a 
small one, yet we tLiauk God it is a 
beginning, and as we are not noted 
for doing any very groat things at 
once, we should not di^spise the day 
of small things. If Uod is in it, which 
we believe he is, we look for glorious 
results, but brethren and sisters to 
make it a success, our hearts must be 
in it and this must be seen and felt. 
Om* brother must be supplied with 
ample means to allow him to devote 
his whole time to the work. The 
idea suggested by a few, that he 
should labor through the week to 
support his family and preach on 
Sunday, is simply ridiculous. If souls 
are not worth more than that, they 
are not worth saving at all. We hop© 

that the Church will now see to it 
that our brother is abundantly sup- 
plied with all the means necessai-y to 
carry on the great work successfully, 
and not allow the cause to kg for 
want of that which the Lord has so 
abundantly lavished upon us. 

Bro. Hope's family consists of him- 
self, wif« and little daughter, and 
■while we were happy to make their 
acquaintance we are al«o glad to state 
that we were much pleased with our 
short interview and very favorably 
impressed with his qualifications for 
the imi^ortant work before Lira. They 
remained with us from Thursday 
morning till Friday night 11 o'clock 
p. m. Although we were very busy, 
and the sister and little daughter 
sick during the time, which demanded 
considerable of his time, yet we had a 
number of interesting conversations 
with Lim and learned many things 
relative to his life, character and man- 
ner of coming to the Brethren. He is 
about thirty years of age and has a 
liberal education in the Danish lan- 
guage — has been in this country about 
five years and during tlat time, learn- 
ed the English language well enough 
to read, write and speak it readily 
and intelligently. While in Denmark 
he was baptized by a Baptist minister, 
but as the Church did not hold and 
practice the teachings of the Script- 
ures as he learned and believed them, 
he never united with them but eom- 
menced to preach what the Scriptures 
taiight, but never baptized any nor 
made any eifort to organize a church 
believing that God had a jaeople and 
that he could find and unite with 
them. Bt^fore coming to this country 
he visited and preached, in Norway 
■where he believes God has a people 
ready to receive the truth. He says 
that all professing Christians in Den- 
mark, Sweden and Norway are more 
humble in their worship and plain in 
their drjss than here, and that the 
head covering for women has never 
been rejected, especially in the Bap- 
tist Church. 

Alter coming to ihlr, country, he 
united with the iSweedo Baptists, a 
people for whom he retains great re- 
sjicct. Among them he found many 
zealous of good works, but, ia his es- 
timation, shftrt of the whole truth, and 
therefore ceuld not continua to wor- 
ship. Ho then continued his search, 
until he found the Brethren. In them 
he found a people after his own heart, 
and ene that he believed possessad 
and practiced the whole truth, and in 
accordance with that faith he cast his 
lot with us. He then found fuU 
peace of mind and mimifested the lifs 
of an active, earnest Christian: 

Having now found that peace which 
surpassetb all understanding, he be- 
eonics deeply concerned about hia 
fclhiw countiymen and continued to 
agitate the subject of missionary la- 
bor until the Brethren of 111. took 
hold of the work, elected him to the 
ministry, and sent him to Denmark to 
preach the gospel. God bless those 
who started and aided the good work, 
and ako, the humble instrument they 
have sent to j^erform it. 

Sietei- Hope is also a native of Den- 
mark and came to this country about 
the same time he did. She is a wo- 
man of fair attainments and seems to 
be an earnest Christian, and we be- 
lieve she will prove to bo a valuabla 
co-laborer in the good work. She 
gave us a graphic description of h«r 
voyage to America, also, of the many 
disadvantages under which she labor- 
ed before she learned the English and 
became acquainted ■with the Church. 
When we take into consideration her 
delicate health and having to care for 
so young a child, the leaving of dear 
friends and the trials incidant to »o 
long a journ°y, we concluda that eh« 
has a heavy sacrifice to make and 
should demand the sympathies of th« 

On Friday evening, brother Hop« 
preached for us in our room a very 
aceejstable sermon on th« •nrtue and 
power otprayer, after which ■we spent 



a pleasant season in conversation and 
prayer and then conducted them to 
the depot where we took leave of 
them wishing them a safe and j)ros- 
perous journey and the blessing of 
God upon their expected labors. 

From this place they go to Norris- 
town, remain there a short time and 
then go to New York, where they ex- 
pect to take the ship for Bremen, 
Germany, on the fourteenth. He has 
promised to keep us posted, by giving 
accounts of his travels, labors, suc- 
cess, &c., and have them published in 
our periodicals, so that our readers 
can expect to hear all about our first 
efforts in the missionary cause. 



Having no paper of our own through 
which to speak to our friends, the Pil- 
grim editors have kindly granted ug 
space in their columns. So we feel 
quite at home while we occupy one of 
the editorial chairs, and for the time 
being we will imagine that we are 
master of the situation. But it is all 
purely imaginary, for not an inch of 
t^'rritory belongs to us. 

We have been in the Pilgrim fam- 
ily for the past week, and have spent 
a very pleasant time. Perhaps some 
of the I'eaders of this paper would be 
interested in a few personal references 
to the office and the members of the 
family, such as the editors would not 
care, not dare, to indulge in them- 

Perhaps most of our readers know 
that Huntingdon is located on the 
Pennsylvania Railroad, but many 
may not know what a thrifty place it 
is, and what excellent facilties our 
publishers have for sending out mail 
in all directions, at nearly all hours of 
the day and night. We could also 
dwell largely upon the beautiful moun- 
tain scenery, but that is not the de- 
sign of the present writing. 

The office of the Pilgrim is located 
in one of the most pleasant parts of 
the town. It is a large three story, 
brick building. Part of the third 
story is occupied by the compositors — 
type setters. It is well lighted, and 
furnished and is large enough to ad- 
mit of an extensive business. It 
would afford room for all the printers 
required to set up the type for a hun- 
dred thousand copies of the Pilgeim ! 

Is it not remarkaljle 1hat it does not 
require any more type setters for one 
hundred thousand coisies of a paper, 
than it does for one dozen copies ? 
But that is a fact. No wonder news- 
jjaper publishers try so hard to en- 
large their circulation. And what a 
nice thing their friends are doing for 
them when they add new subscribers 
to their lists. 

A room in the western end of the sec- 
ond story is occupied by the editors, call- 
ed the sanctum. Here is where the "head 
work" is performed ; where the letters 
are opened and read, and answered ; 
the names of subscribers entered, edi- 
torials written, manuscript corrected, 
(or rejected) proof read, and we could 
not tell you what all. Here too, is 
where the editors walk the floor and 
scratch their heads, while they puzzle 
their brain over knotty questions, or 
jjeiq^lexing difficulties into which they 
sometimes get themselves, or are driv- 
en into by others. We know how it 
is ourself . We have been there. Oh, 
we sympathize with our brethren ; but 
of course they are not handled as 
roughly as we were, nor do they de- 
serve to be. But we are too prolix, for 
we must remember that this is not 
our paper. 

In this department als« our breth- 
ren are prepared to accommodate a 
patronage of fifty thousand, and do it 
well. It is true it would considerably 
increase their labors, but in the items 
of writing editorials, preparing copy 
and reading proof, there would be no 
additional labor. They have a good 
library and all the facilities for at- 
tending to their business promjitly. 
Brother Henry is the senior, and 
chief editor. He is a man of 40 years 
of age, and a minister in what we 
call the second degree. We might 
say some nice things about him, but 
as he is a modest man we forbear. 
His family consists of wife and one 
child, a sou six years old. They en- 
joy home life as all christians should 

Brother John, the other member of 
the firm of Brumbaugh Bros, is also 
an editor, anc^ while he appears to 
wtite a fair proportion of the editoi-i- 
als, however gives his attention most- 
ly to the publishing department, 
reads the proof, &c. He served a 
brief period in the Companion office 
as our "assistant editor." We served 
in the Visitor office, under Bro. Kurtz, 

so it will be seen that tViis office has 
a regular line of succession. Ah! 
yes, and there is brother Kurtz, the 
VitHor, and the Companion, all among 
"the things that wei-e and are not." 
And soon brother Holsiuger, too, will 
be classed among them. Surely we are 
in a world of change. — But how we 
do digress. Brother John is also a 
married man, and although a year 
has passed away, is still in his "hon- 
ey moon." Brother Aichy VanDyke 
is his father-in-law. 

Sister Wealthy A. Clarke ako occu- 
pies a seat at the editorial table. She 
is the editress of the Young Disciple, 
the juvenile paper published by this 
house. She is a young woman of 
good taste and judgment, and is 
deeply interested in the work in which 
she is sngaged. She is editing a very 
readable paper, and we should be 
pleased to see it well jiatronized. 
Will not our young readers encourage 
this worthy enterprise ? And will not 
parents take an interest in extending 
its circulation ? 

The Press Room is found in the 
basement story, and is of amjile capac- 
ity for any number of subsci ibers un- 
der ten thousand. When our breth- 
ren get above that number they will 
be obliged to get auothsr j)ress May 
the time speedily come. 

And now for ourself. We are in 
charge of the Musical Department 
and are preparing the copy for the 
Brethren's Improved and Enlarged 
Tune and Hymn Book. The Brum- 
baugh Bros, will be the publishers, 
and we are here to consult them upon 
the music to be used, style and ar- 
rangement of the book, etc., etc. By 
the time this reaches our readers eur 
part of the work will have been per- 
formed. Any inquiry or suggestion, 
relating to the book will be addressed 
to them and not to me. Persons 
having favorite tunes may still send 
them, carefully copied on music pa- 
per, either in round notes or charac- 

The book will be printed in character 
notes, with four parts, on two staves. 
It will be about an inch shorter, and 
half an inch narrower than the old 
book. It will contain all the availa- 
ble hymns in the Brethren's Hymn 
Book, with suitable tunes on the same 
opening with the hjmns. The old 
book will be thiirouglily revised, and 
all the bad or iiidiffireut music will 



be supplied by the best available. 
Our selections are being made from 
tbirt J odd of the best and latest mu- 
sical works extant. An appendix of 
about fifty pages of frcsb music for 
singing soeieties will also be added, 
embracing several of tbe bestautbeuis. 
Altogether it will be one of tbe best 
Tune Books in our acquaintance, and 
we believe will give satisfaction to our 
singing bretbren and sisters. It will 
also answer for church purposes, as 
the numbers correspond witb tbose in 
the Hymn Book. 

We bave bad our say, and witb ovu' 
thanks to editois and readers, for in- 
dulgence, we bid adieu. 


In addition to tbe call of brother 
Hope and wife, we received a visit 
fi'om Eld. John Wise who remained 
with us one night and is now «onduct- 
ing an interesting series of meetings 
at Coffee Eun, in our (James Creek) 
congregation — will give a report next 

As will be seen in another column, 
brother H. E. Holsinger is with us, 
and what for, he tells you. Although 
we are too busy to entertain as we 
would like, yet we enjoy the presence 
of our brethren. Brother Holsinger 
thinks he feels quite at home at the 
editorial table and we are jjersuaded 
that when any place else, he is slight- 
ly out of his element, except when 
preaching. We bave all confidence 
in the revision of the Tune Book that 
is now bsing made and beUeve, when 
completed will be fully adapted to 
the wants of the Church. 

— The Young Disciple is highly spo- 
ken of by all who have seen it, espec- 
ially among our young folks, for 
whom it is especially intended. The 
second edition is now under way and 
will be ready in good time. Sister 
Clarke »ays that we shall tell our lit- 
tle folks that she has many good 
things in store for them, and all that 
wish to read it should send in then- 
names at once, or a^s soon as possible. 
She also wants a large number of let- 
ters from our bttle ones, and hopes 
that the more experienced in years 
will also assist by sending cojsy suit- 
able for its columns. Articles for 
this purpose should be received not 
later than the 22d. Please send 
them along. 


— Brother A. Staliiaker hag chang- 
ed his residence fi-om Jan* Lew, W. 
Va., to Spencer, Eoane Co., W. Va. 

— Bro. Stein ig now on a trip East 
and South where he expects to labor 
until some time in March. He does 
not inform us at this time, whethcn- 
or not be wiU stop with us. 

— The Primitiiw Ohristian No. 1, — 
formerly C. F. Companian and G. 
Visitor — is on our table. It has been 
enlarged to the same size of the Pil- 
grim and presents a very readable 
appearance and have no doubt but 
what its readers will be pleased witb 
the ohange. 

— Siace we printed tbe first side of 
this paper, we received tbe following 
card from brother Hope, dated Janu- 
ary lOtb, Hatfield, Pa. 

Dear Bro. — Inform your readers 
that we do not go [to Europe before 
the 21st or 22nd, my wife and dhild 
being still sick — hope they will get 
better by that time. 

We find the brethren all in earmest 
in the Dane cause. We feel tbe ties 
of brotherly love more and move 
strong. Our love to all the dearly be- 
loved ones — reniemher us. Tours in 

— Our agents seem determined to 
give us an increased cu'culation by 
sending in large accessions to their 
lists. Keep the work moving, bieth- 
ren and sisters. If we could get five 
hundred of our brethren and sisters 
t"^ determine to send us just two or 
three more names, »ur list, .in one 
week, could '^ receive an increase of 
from 1000 to 1500 names. Many 
wUl do much better than this. Breth- 
ren and sisters, try it. No matter 
whether you are agents or not, if you 
can get for us, one, two, or twenty 
subscribers, send them along, and 
by so doing you will greatly encour- 
age us in our efforts to pubbgh for 
the Church, a good and interesting- 

-^Bro. J. W. Stein, Jan. 7th, says : 
After some weeks of refreshing eomr 
panionship with the dear brethren 
in Northern 111., during which we 
have been mutually revived, we start 
for our old home in Ya., except a few 
days stop near Philadelphia, Penua. 
We are encouraged in our visit with 
tbe assurance that oui- labors shall be 
repaid by visits to the West by some i 

beloved brethren. Brethren writing 
to me can address nio iu care of broth- 
er B. F. Moomaw, Bonsacks, Eoanoak 
Co., Va. I expect to return home in 
March the Lord willing. 

— Eld. Grabill Myers on a card da- 
ted January lltb says : Last night I 
returned from Lancaster Co. Next 
Saturday I intend going to Havris- 
burg ages,in and go on through Cum- 
berland Valley. Start from Harris- 
burg the 18th and expect to como 
back tbe first week in February. 

—Bro. J. S. Flory says : The Ptl- 
aEiM has been such an intimate friend 
—always welcome — that I hardly think 
of asking it to continue its gracious 
visits, however will extend, at this 
close of another year, a most heartv 
invitation to come along as on tbe 
wings of love to my family. I hope 
to be able, by the grace of Uod, to 
compensate it for the numerous 

I am well, the weather still is mag- 
nificent, not even a "squall" to mar 
the beauty of our clime. Times are 
lively here during tbe bollidays. In 
a few days our Legislative and Con- 
stitutional convention will assemble 
in this city. 

—Bro. W. B. Sell of Hamilton, Mo. 
January 3rd, says : We have had 
quite an agreeable and we hope profit- 
able visit by brother Peter Oaks, S. 
A. Honberger and David Shatto. 
We had four meetings. Truly such 
visits are appreciated by us as it is of 
rare occurrence. We do hope some 
of our ministering brethren will try 
to visit this part of God's moral do- 

I have in contemplation a visit 
among the brethren in the Hamilton 
and Log Creek congregation on the 
30tb of this month, — expect to re- 
main a week or 8 days. The health 
is pretty good and weather mild. Our 
little congregation is still in love, 
peace and union, which we highly ap- 
preciate. May you prosper, and above 
all may our glorious cause prosper 
and be at peace is my humble prayer. 

— Acknowledgement. — I will say 
to tbe brethren and sisters that I re- 
ceived from H. B. Brumbaugh, on the 
7th of January 1876, §12.50 on the 
Danish Fund for publishing tracts. 
Christian Hope. 

— Brother J. B. Lair under date of 
December 15th 1875, says: There 
has been twenty-six persons added by 
baptism to the Mexico church, this 
summer, and one reclaimed,and anoth- 
er apijlicant for baptism, and one to 
be reinstated. 

BIAEEIAGE certificates. 

We aro now prepared to furnish our patroj s 
with Tery beautifully eiecutad marriage certili- 
eatep, at tn« following prices : 
Six post I'liid iJO.30 

Twelre, " " 0.60 

One huuilred' " 4,59 


T n E P I L G R f M 


Let us run with patienc^, 1!ie rsce that 
is sft btfuie us. deb. 13 : 1. 

Tmp j. urney of a C'lrislian in 
this life, in the words of our (ext, 
is re])resenied as a race to oljiain, 
Eomeihiiig set before us that is very 
valuiible, and ti.e idta presents it- 
self to our mi'id, that if rtquirts 
swifii.ess and a stioriij effort in or- 
der t ) obtain it. Hence, the ap^.)*- 
tle saith, "L^t us run." In liii^ 
race is also embodied ibe Rnt>|)(8i 
tion that diffieuties are to be eii- 
'"oui)fi^r?d and d!.-:fpp(intinen's sus- 
taincd ; hence i; alai needs, pat ieDce 
a:id t-i8t paieiue must have its per- 
fect work, that v,e may i>3 perfect 
and entire, wanting noihirg. 

The prize, set at the eud of the 
race, for the snccessful winner, is 
sure on the part of tlie giver, and 
no fear need to be fit;r!ainid by 
any O'' the runners, th -t tl e dispec- 
8'T will he bribci oriJeceived. For 
he is a jiidije perfect in wisdom and 
knovUdg-p, just in iiis dealint-s and 
upri-'ht in all his ways. But here 
is th" difficulty wit i too many that 
run f T that s'reat prize ; they do so^ 
wiiliout restricnon. G d saw pro- 
p^^r t<i lay puccts.-^ful runners u ;der 
a c rt tin laws, or ruli-8 to be c im- 
plied with, and if the racer d( th 
not comply with that rule, he may 
ran all his lifetime, and with snch 
a speed too, that in iheejpR of men, 
he will outrun and Stemini^ly got 
abesd. of the Anther and Jispenfer 
of the crown, and yet be sadiy dis- 

The restrictions simply are, 
"Deny thyself, tike un the cross 
and fullow me daily, 'f .r straight i!» 
tlie gate, and narrow the road t'^at 
Jfadeth to lif", aud fev there bet'-^t 
find it.' " "Strive to enter in at the 
strfiit gate, for msny, I say nnto you, 
will seek to ent-jr and shall not be 
able." "And if a man Kfiive al.^o 
for the mystery, ytt is he not 
crowned, except he strive lawfully." 
So there, it is not of liira thit w 11- 
etb, nor of them that riinr.eil), but of 
God thr.t shewelh mercy. By these 
pa83Hj»es we can see conclusively, 
that the race is not to the swift, 
neither the prize to the f-trorg, nor 
to him that willeth or rnnnoth, but 
of G^l who eheweth mercy and 
giveth (rrac? to them that run accor- 
dinjj to hie dir<c'iou9, and who are 
willing todeoy themselves of every 
sinful action, nnd ungodly f'ractices 
of this i-in curbed wor d, pride and 
cainal pleasuies includ' d, arsd take 
u|) the cross v ■'■\ sirive lawful- 
ly,^pxayerfu" ' -Bly and per- 

sevvrintflv with visjileuce. Let, us 
fjrow to perleoiion ioid daily s< eV t > 
b- more Ciiufurraed to toe ima^'e of 
O'liist. So l^-t MS run equip[nd 
witli the armor of GofI, fur die devil 
as a ropriiig lion Fcekeih to devour 
u.«, and if not lucceshful in that 
form, be will c^nie as an angel of 
ligl t, and bis ministers as miuifiters 
of iighteousne>s. 

Breibren and sisters, the race is 
impoitaiit, speed is necest-ary, for 
.Te may be at the end of the race 
any moment and if we fail of hav- 
ing on tlie aimor of b'ght, and the 
breast plute of righteiusaesji, we 
will miss the prize, the hi ssed 
crown, the b'iss of heaven, the en- 
joyments of the saii.ts ia gh>ry. the 
pres-ence and delightful company of 
Jesus, and tie smiling conuieriance 
of Jehoirah aiid thejoyful privilege 
ol forever bas^king in his effulgent 
prtsence In the Grecian games be- 
fore they eutere^i upon combat on 
i'( ot^MCcs, to which tlie apostle al- 
luded, they to had submit to certain 
reguldti-ius, btf .re they were receiv- 
ed into their arena to contest for the 
prize. According to their law, they 
had to be under deep discipline fur 
ei|jht or nine month, 'xercirfing them- 
selves in the art for which they en- 
tered in- to ciinibat, whether fighting 
or runni g, I hey had to be very tern 
peratf^ iu eating, drinking and cloth- 
ing For the purpose and to avoid 
deception, they were kept under 
durveilancetf chosen men. But ma- 
ny ''id run,and as there was Only one 
prize at the end of the race, and on- 
ly one, the victor, of qualifying 
them, could obtain that; hence many 
were disappointed. But not so iu 
the Christian race. '"Know ye not 
ihat ihey. which run iu a race, run 
all, but one recciveth the prize? So 
run that ye may obtain. And every 
one that striveth for ttie ma.'-ter, is 
ttmporale in all tilings. For ihey 
do it to obtain a corruptible crown, 
but we an incorrnpiible. I there 
♦ore do run not as uncertainly; f-o 
fi^ht I not, as one tiiat beateih the 
air. But I keep under my bod- , 
ai;d bring it into snhjeetion ; lest 
that by any means when 1 iiave 
preached to others, 1 myself should 
t)e a oust away. 1. Cor. 3. chapter. 
Let us then become temperate, dis- 
encumber lis of all things, (hat is 
iuconsisieiit to the spirit of the gu?- 
p«l ; however plausible the appear 
;ince may be, keep < nrselves sepa 
j'aie from worldly irstiiutions, and 
oath bound secret societies, mingled 
•vith sii-c^Ued clirisiians in nxck- 
prayeis and idol worshiping. "For 

iliere is a way ihat seemeth right to 
mei', lint the end therC'if is the way 
of death." "Arid above all things 
let t>ot good feeling deceive us. 

Those disapp'intbd runners, no 
d luht while running; fi^lt just as 
hiipi)y, could shout, H.dlebijfih, 
glory and bosannah as the success 
ful one, yet met at the end with a 
dreadful disappointment. The re- 
gions of black (^fspair from the p.t 
of darkness sends forth cries of 
weepiug and gnashing of teeih,and 
the howling of myiiails engulfed 
there; who depended on their own 
good feelings independerit of the re- 
liable evidence from the word of 
God. Therefore let us lay aside 
every weight and the sin which doth 
so easily beset us, and let us run 
with patience, yes with fortitude, 
with vigor, with energy, with dili- 
gence and with the word of God for 
our guide, the race that i.s set before 
us knowing that our labor is not in 
vain iu the hjrd. Bear the cross 
and we eball wear the crown of 
Glory. Leonard Fcrrt. 



In the past, having been ques- 
tioned by friends coDceruiDg uy re- 
markable spirittia! state, christian 
experience and. conversion, I have 
for some time dtemed it my boun* 
den duty to God and man to en- 
deavor to describe the great signs 
and mighty wonders of the Lord's 
way with rae. There is no conceiv- 
able situatinn iu wh'ch a human be- 
ing can be placed fo have a gi eater 
display and more convicting proof 
ot God's baud and might than to 
be in a spiiitual captivity. In con- 
nection therewith, to be clearly and 
extensively understood, it is impor- 
tant t'> a'so give t'le u- t'-worthy 
harbingers of my stttr — its manner 
and matter — its introduction and 
degree^i. Thus : From my earlie5t 
recollection, [ had a great desire to 
be pi-epared for heaven. (All luor- 
ta s should cheri-h tjiis feelint) I 
had heard that this jihice was a 
blissful abode for the saint, and 
(hat hell was a region of torment 
for the sinuer. The dread of the 
btter place w«s often a subject, of 
intense terror to my olt-o^curring 
though'!". B*-and-by, I heard that 
God could prepare a | ersou fo;- 
nijiiing with him at death. I 
acciirdim ly strove to grow in favor 
with this great being. In view of 
this thing, I studiously watched and 





ciiitivati'd luy tunriil liie. So ^rtal 
was ay zeal in tliisline ibat I t.ave 
since fouiici that all uiy trust wa^ 
then cetiKrtd upon self-rifihtpous- 
DeFS. TliisJ pri'p only nourished niy 
piidcauil inipoveriMtitd my heart. 
I was !-e' tin 15 at ioiit>ht Goil's CdUij- 
stls hy Sowing totheiiisT iiistefii'l 
ot walUii'ij agrei-jbly to the spirit, 
which Uads <ine into "ihe tnnh as 
it is in Ja-us.'" j^nmbprs fall into 
the same errcr. With this false 
fnundatiou for regeneration, often 
when I rtad or heard ot iiappy and 
britfhtcliristian experiences, I great- 
ly d .ubt"d their in nrard peace and 
joy in the Holy Gh'-.s-t I actually 
doubted the truth and reality of 
Ahraltam's t'aith and manner of tri- 
al ; Job's patience and affliciiniis; 
and I considered the lovely Psalni'^ 
af^ inconsietent and nonserisical. 
Before I was "hoiden in the cords 
of afllictiou;" I ever concliideil that 
the existence of these model men 
was only in imagination. 

Often I was of the opinion 
that these christians lived raauy 
ginerati"ns ago ; but to the people 
of our day, I then felt sure tiai 
Di thing of the kind c nld or would 
ever happen,. This degenerate age 
is fraught with this sort of heath- 
eni-h idea. Alas for ignorance and 
ske[ tici^m ! ■ That God who kno\%s 
the very thoughts and miiives (f 
all he:-.rts, noted this fal-e belief of 
min« ; as he saw that my heart in 
its benightid slate still yearned to 
know and love him ; in liis mercy 
and Tvisdim f e cbi se me in a fur- 
nace of ^fBictions (the all-important 
process f-T thorough regeneiafion) 
that he might melt and mould luo 
as "a vessel ^eet for th.e Master's 
use." Prior to this, for some years, 
he permitted me, as a free agent, t » 
go according to my own way- and 
will. He causes every man to find 
according to his ways. J <>b. 34. I 
can now with an enlio;htened under- 
standing, trace beck tne numerous 
ca'ls of mercy the Lord gave me 
during tho=e daysof my blitidue-S 
and ignorance. Then unreyencrate 
nature aed unsanctified will long 
kept lae out of tl'.e straight and nar- 
row way whicli leads to peace here 
and ghirj hereafter. A being led 
by tbe spirit sanctifies the will aiid 
Cjeanses it f om sinful -c-cts. 

This eonftilutes the child of God, 
and with its free agency is then set 
aside as needless and errirg. Solc- 
m n wisely ^aid, "trust in tbe Lor.! 
Witli all thine l.eait; and lesn not 
nolo thine o«-n underfcianding." 
Prev. 3. When the Lord first 

clioae me in^piritnal capiiviiy, my 
heart fretted against him ; ("the 
foolishness of man pervcrtetli his 
way ; and his heart fie teili against, 
t'le Lord,") and T silently wished 
the matter to be dtfertedt > a more 
"convenient seasou." Being so 
blinded by the u(jd of the iMirUi, as 
all unconverted beings are, I could 
not realize any good to grow out of 
ray dependent and SMait>ned con- 
dition. All toe while J greaily 
needed and wished f^r a Icno^hiltre 
of JiSus in my own way; l)ut ignor- 
ance of liis felicitous presence and 
favor n:ade me strive against his 
way — a spiriuial way, u'.til my 
merciful, pitying and lovintr Father 
bound me and gradually led me to 
him. ' Blf s.'sed is the man whom 
thou choosesf, and causist to ap- 
proach uct it'iee, that he may d^vell 
in thy courts," saitb the Snip nies. 
Oil ! that jo>;fnl and ever nietuorable! How car. I forget 
his wondroGS love and power? 
Great and arvelouR are his works 
and ways with man ! In the ful- 
ness of my joy, I have ofien fnind 
myself while medit«tbig, barely 
al)le to refrain from esol.iiining thiit 
•'v-rily thou art a God that hi<)esl 
thyvelt, 0, God of Israel, the Sav- 
ior." 1 .lave bought, the truth of 
these t'iings ; and mav I never sell 
or forget it is my fervent prayer. 
Its possession constrains me to use 
my tfinrts to strive to teach the re- 
ality of this hidden and jieace-giv- 
ing life, to prove the hand aod 
might of that God who Iiides him- 
self from carnal eyesj and ''moves 
in a mysterious way,ni3 wonders to 
perform." who are t.iUKht 
of God are < onimafided to be "apt 
to teacb," Read Xraiah50:4. I 
now greatly desire that al! human 
beings stiall taste and see that the 
Lord is good ; I long for them to 
be assured that "behind a frowning 
providence he hides a smiling face." 
How true I fcuo.i this assurance 
that, "he ditb not afiiicl wiilingJv 
oor grieve the children of men." 
My early days being described, it 
IS now quite necessary to ^ive the 
traceable preparation and inindur 
tion of the intermediate state of n3y 
spiritu.-.l captivity. At tbe close of 
1861, I NN as gradually attacked with 
that form ol dyspe()sia (itiere are a 
great va-iety of forms) which at an 
advanced period eiitsihd gre^it piif- 
fering upon my body. At. dilf'i rent 
times various physicians were con- 
sulted; remedies were used — ^onie 
beneficiiil an 1 oii.ers 8ggravatc;d tlie 
disease. Occasionally, I had so 

much relief that I fl.;tiered rny.eif 
cured. Tlien 1 would become sj 
joyful I forgot God and actu- 
ally attrihated my relief Solely to 
the physician's skill. The opinion 
would often occur iu ray mind tliat 
God did not really have that power 
a.--ciibed to liim. Hov many are 
daily guilty of tiitse wicked a id 
weak ideas! God knows tin: 
thoughts of man that they are nni- 
Urally evil ; but h' is mereifni and 
graci' us ; slow to anger and full of 
wisd.)m. "When Asa of old nas 
smitten with disease. Holy Writ 
says he sought not to the Lord, hut 
to the pliysiciaus; and he did. 2 
Chron. 16: 12, 13. 

Much often depends upon the 
physician's skill ; but we should 
ever remember that withcnit the 
ititerposition of Providence all drugs 
are unavailing, as in tbe foregoing 
example of vtaruing. Aly h;'ultii 
continued alier;,'ating hei ncen relief 
and relapse for ei^hi and half 3-ears. 
Ever and anon I was visited by 
other affliciioBS — long cominued af- 
racks of fxcruci:iting utnralgia aijd 
rheumatism (tue result of an nna- 
void:.bre £cc dent, S ptember I8th 
1866,) each of nlAch was more a od 
more euftiebling to my delicate 
frame. At times, in the effort 10 
cure eitner one of these addi- 
tional diseases, thtir remediis so 
greatly fg^r^vated my dyi-pepsia 
-ha; it finally assumed a ctironic 
f.»rm. This almost continually re- 
minded me of an ear;hly-purgatory 
— uiy cervous sysiem beC::'.n>e a 
wreck general prosiiation CiiSued. 
Ofieel for teveral suooessive weeks 
in fipri.ig time it was oidy with the 
greaiCst eflo;t that 1 could raise my 
voice tr) sn audible ton.''. What a 
gretitaffliciio;) this was to me — how 
<i reiy tried! So great was my 
aversio.:i vo being considered an in- 
valid, or of being entirely depen- 
dent noon others, I could aot 
to wa-'k about the house. Tois I 
did often wh;n I could scarcely 
suppoit myst:!f wiiile standing. 

From early years, I had schooled 
myself never to look upon the dark 
side of a piciure. In ail cases, hope 
was ever cherished, while dcpon- 
dency was kept at bay. I posse.ssed 
a.i imeuae and ruling desire to have 
a return of good health. Year af- 
ter year I was fx-ndly anticipating 
ita re.'iiora'ion. Immediitely prel 
ceding the downfall ( f this buoy of 
my .spirit, my health was mucii'iin- 
proved. Again J could noc refrain 
fr im r-jvolv;i:g is my mi.'Ki the 
duubt of feed's "hand and Might." 



Jer. 16: 21. Ju?t then I was aa 
iQorej-sed skeptic upon different 
poiais of God's Word. Icmtiiiued 
thus for rtbout three months. This 
begun 111 February 1869. Ahbough 
impioviag in health at tbifi date, I 
wa-i rapidly losing interest in worid- 
]y affairs — I had au increased dislike 
for gay seenes ; they burdened me 
when I attended the-n. I then re- 
marljed upon my changed feelings. 
All this time I was firmly holding 
ou to my mistaken knowledge of 
Christianity. Thousands make ths; 
same mistake. In every shape and 
farm that was practicable, except I 
Lad not connected myself with any 
church, I did what I considered 
binding upon a christian. Various 
ministers at times conversed with 
me upon the subject of religion and 
proueunced me a convert. Yet I 
ever had an instinctive feeling that 
there must be some internal renew- 
ing before I could be satisfied to join 
any sect. In fact ihere was such a 
diversity of opinions as to "tiie way 
the truth and the life," it only puz- 
zled me, and kept me waiting for 
some conviction or possible revela- 
tion upon this matter. From the 
20:li to the 27lh of April, I suffer- 
ed pangs with a joint felon, on the 
second finger of my left band. This 
cot only shattered my nervous sys- 
tem, but disabled (without any se- 
rious injury) my arm and hand for 
some month?, A minister visited 
me ; I informed him of the intense 
suffering through which I had just 
passed ; also added that I would 
need no more affliction. In re- 
sponse he said : "Provided it is 
sanctified to you."' Then I had no 
spiritual knowledge of his meaning. 

During the following June, I had 
alternations of improvement and re- 
lapse in my general health. Fin- 
al'y I begun to weaken daily, though 
never ceasing to walk about; when 
upon the 10th of July, of the same 
year, at half past 1.1 o'clock, a. m., 
while sitting up knitting, I was in- 
stantaneously, seized with a feeling 
which wa? as the deadening of my 
spirits — I was emotion lesB, — not 
senseless ; but seemingly with a pa- 
ralysis of spirit. For weeks I could 
neither weep nor laugh ; I held no 
conversation with persons while so 
straitened, further than yes or no 
to their common-place remarks. So 
terrible and indescribable were my 
feelings that I was actually afraid 
to name it to my family. 

I knew not what to think of my 
condition ; but only concluded that 
it was a physical sickness, which 

seeujed beyond tlie reach of human 
relief Not one ray of hope for re- 
covery was left me; for ''the spirit 
of a man will sustain his infirmity; 
but a broken spirit drieth the bones." 
I declined so rapidly that it seemet] 
every day would number me with 
the dead. In this situation, I be- 
gan to take a secret view of death. 
While I knew of no real or imag- 
inary harm I had done any mortal 
upon earth, (my sufferings after- 
wards proved to be for sins between 
my Master and me, not for human 
offences) yet I had no comfort, nor 
certainty of a home in heaven. My 
case grew to be so pitiful and com- 
fortless that I at last concluded if 
there was a God he was an unjust 
tyrant; for instead of rewarding me 
for my years of good deeds, (my 
accredited and positively native, 
conscientiousness, sincerity and in- 
tegrity ; which I regarded with a 
great degree of pride) he visited me 
only with afflictions and sorrow. 

m I ^i I m 



Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except 
a man be born again, he cannot see the 
kingdom of Gsd.— John 3: 3. 

This is the answer Jesus made the 
ruler of the Jews when he so highly 
complimented him with Rabbinical 
ethics. Rabbi ! we know that thou 
art a teacher come from God ; for 
no man can do the miracles that 
thou doest, except God be with him. 
Being so complimented by one in 
high position and honor as was this 
ruler, would flatter the vanity of 
some preachers so much that they 
would shrink from reproving a 
Known vice in the flatterer; but 
Jesus deaf to Rabbinical flattery, at 
occe exposes tne spiritual blindness 
otall men — Rabbles not excepted — 
and in the most positive manner de- 
clares wit 1 a double verily, I say 
unto thee (though a ruler in Israel) 
that, "Except a man be born aga-n, 
he cannot see the kingdom of God." 
This the learned Jetv, the luler in 
Israel, the Pharisee, trained in the 
the faith of the resurrection from 
the dead, and of a future state of re- 
wards and punishments, is startled 
to hear ; he cannot understand how 
this can be. How can a man be 
born when he is old ? was his aston- 
ished answer. He can associate but 
one idea with being born ; the nat- 
ural idea of a birth was his only 
idea. How then can a man be born 
when he is old ? How pitifully ig- 
norant is the oatural man of spirit- 
ual things ! 

Jtsus answered him : Tisat which 
is born of flesh is flesh. If it were 
possible for a man to ne born again, 
in the sense you mean, he would be 
flesh still ; though he could be born 
over again and again by a natural 
birth, be could not rliscern the things 
of the spirit. Nicodemus, being a 
ruler of the Jews, understood well 
their forms of worship ; the services 
he could see with his eyes, and han- 
dle it with his hands ; but when the 
time had come, "when the true wor- 
shipers shall worship the Father in 
spirit and in truth ; for the Father 
seeketh such to worship him;" for 
"God is a Spirit, and they that wor- 
ship him must worship him in spirit 
and in truth," he was ignorant as 
a child of a spiritual birth. 

That which is born of the Spirit 
is spirit. A re-creation ; or as Paul 
gives it, transformed by the renew- 
ing of your mind. The mind, which 
by nature is at enmity with God, 
and is not subject to his law, neither 
can it be; hence it, and not the 
body must be born again, and the 
process is not a natural but a spirit- 
ual one. The mind must be illu- 
minated by the Spirit of God, or it 
can never see the kingdom of God : 
the service of God is now in Jesus 
delivering to men, in which be shall 
be worshiped in spirit and in truth. 
And though a man be so born of 
the Spirit, "Except he be born of 
water and the Spirit, be cannot en- 
ter into the kingdom of God." 
Baptism admits the born again into 
the church, the kingdom ot God ou 

This system of our Lord is at va- 
riance with the theory many hold. 
They say, I have received the spirit, 
which is the kernui; I care nothing 
for the water, which is the shell. 
Or in other words, I am baptized 
with the Spirit; the baptism in wa- 
ter avails nothing, &e., &c. How 
strange that men will pervert the 
ways of the Lord. Th re is noth- 
ing ambiguous in the language of 
the Lord here; why then construe 
it so erroneously ? The Lord says, 
"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Ex- 
cept a man be born again, he can 
not see the kingdom of God." And 
then, "Verily, verily, I say unto 
thee. Except a man be born of wa- 
ter and of the Spirit, he cannot en- 
ter into the kingdom of God." The 
two are inseparably connected; fiist, 
ilhiniinated, quickened by the spirit 
of God, which is to be bom of the 
Spirit, or of God as it is. Chap. 1 : 
1.3. And second, born of water, 
that is, baptized (according to the 



formula he aftfrwards ^'iive) in the 
name of the Fall er, aud of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Ami so 
being in the Father, and being iu 
the Son, and being in the Holy 
Ghost, he surely is in the kingdom 
of God. But, says my friend, if 
conversion or spiritual illnmiuation 
precedes baptism, then infanta can- 
not be baptized, -what will you do 
with them ? I leave these just 
where Gcd and Christ have put 
them. Paul says thai "God was in 
Christ, reconciling tlie world unto 
himself, not imputing their trespas- 
ses unto them." While the mind 
of the infant is not developed to 
know .sin, or knowingly cannot sin, 
•God being in Christ, no longer im- 
putes the sin of a depraved nature 
inherited ; so Jesus says, of such is 
the kingdom of God, or heaven. To 
he born of water and of the Spirit, 
in order to ente. into the kingdom 
of God, applies to all who have vol- 
ultarily by their own sins, sinned 
themselves out of the kingdom, as 
Adam sinned himself out ot the gar- 
den into which God had placed him, 
even as by his act of being in Christ 
he placed all into his kingdom. To 
these sinners, and not to infants, is 
the word of reconciliation sent, by 
which we will see how men in old- 
en times were born again. 

1. Peter 1 : 23, says, "Being born 
again, not of corruptible seed, but 
of incorruptible, by the word of 
God, which livcth and abideth for- 

Being born again, implies that 
some were born again in the sense 
the Savior said man must be ; and 
from these we may know by what 
agent or"power we must be born 
again. Not of corruptible seed. To 
be born again is the pro(^uot of a 
seed sown in the heart, which in 
due time will bring forth a new 
creature ; and as like begets like 
the seed muse be incorruptible, or 
the product will not be pure. The 
mind influenced by any agent, par- 
takes of the nature and character of 
the agent. Jf the mind be impreg- 
nated with the doctrine of Mormon- 
iam, it will be Mormon ; if with 
Mahometanism, it will be mahom- 
etan; if with Mournersbenchism, it 
will be mournersbench ; and so 
through all the issues known to man. 
All these being of man are corrupt 
influences, and can only bring forth 
spiritual corruption ; hence, man 
must be bom by the incorrupible 
seed,' by the word of God wliich liv- 
eth and abideth for ever. It, only, 
being pure, no other agent can pro- 

duce a pure product. Long ag". 
David, the man after God's liking, 
said that "The law of the Lord is 
perfect, converting the soul." The 
mind by faith laying hold on the 
word of the Lord, the power of God 
is iu it, tho mind, or soul will be 
moulded in the perfect mould of 
God, and will partake of the nature 
and character of God as he is re- 
vealed in his word, as molten met- 
tle cast into the mould will partake 
of the exact shape and likeness of 
the mould. Hence, to be born again, 
man must receive by faith the word 
of God a seed into the heart, which 
by the power ot Christ in it, will 
change and convert the soul to God. 

. m 1^ 1 iw 



In our journey through life, we 
meet with many changes ; but al- 
ways looking forward for something 
bett er, never satisfied with the pres- 
ent. In our youth we see our 
troubles, and wish we were men ; 
when we arrive to manhood we 
find trouble and vexation of Spirit. 
We search around in various ways 
for pleasure and fail to find it; we 
look ahead and fancy we see pleas- 
ure there, and when we arrive to the 
place, behold it is still father on ; 
we search for it among the gay and 
giddy of the world, but oft upon 
our pillow at night we weep, for 
there is no lasting pleasure there. 
We choose a companion for life, 
thinking with a wife and a few 
other necessaries, our happiness will 
be complete; but soon we find 
there are many things lackii g, and 
in order to obtain those things, we 
must become rich. We begin to 
look for the easiest road to wealth, 
and then having our minds fixed, 
we strive for riches, and labor and 
toil for years and at the end come 
out minus. Few men reach their 
aim, while thousands fail. We 
look in at the rich man's door, after 
we have failed, to see how he enjoys 
himself. We see in his house pride 
and fashion, to the fullest extent, 
gold, silver and worldly honor in 
gorgeous display, but we see a frown 
upon his face, a wrinkle upon his 
brow. We see no pleasant counte- 
nance. For many long years he 
has heaped tcgetber treasure upon 
the earth and none in heaven. He 
has oppressed the poor ; his gar- 
ments are being moth eaten, and 
gold and silver are cankered and 
the rust thereof will eat his flesh. 
We see no pleasure there, and we 
wonder why ,ve were placed in this 

syorld of trouble; webegiito think 
surely life is a failure. We look 
back to our infant years. If tlie time 
that we once despised, and wish 
that we were youug again, that we 
mi^ht take a better course and lead 
a better life ; we see now where we 
have strayed to : instead of remem- 
bering our Creator iu the days of 
our youth, we disregard the coun- 
sel of God and dis| ise our youth 
and desired manhood. At man- 
hood, instead of following a dear 
Redeemer, we followed the giddy 
and gay, and instead of seeking for - 
the pearl of great price we sought 
for worldly riches and worldly 

Now after robbing God of our 
time and talent for many years, and 
feeling ourselves poor, and misera- 
ble and blind, and naked, no eye to 
pity, and no arm to save, no pleas- 
ure nowhere, no hope, disponding, 
miserable, our lives a blank, we 
pick up the book of all books, we 
examine it carefully and prayerful- 
ly, it tells us that the "Law of the 
Lord is perfect," and that "all 
Scripture is given by inspiration of 
God," and that God's word is truth, 
we notice that heretofore we have 
not lived out of the truth, but have 
been following Satan who was a 
liar from the beginning. 

But the Bible tells us of a Sav- 
ior that came into the world, and 
healed the sick, cleansed the leper, 
cast out devils, made the blind to 
see, the deaf to hear, the lame to 
walk, and raised the dead, and oth- 
er miracles to convince us that he 
truly is a Savior. He says "come 
unto me all ye that labor and are 
heavy laden and 1 will give you 
rest." Come now you that are mis- 
erable, poor, blind, naked and you 
that have despised the Nazarene, 
come here you will find rest, here 
you will find the true riches. 

Oh, sinner will you heed the call. 
Here you will find tie bread of 
life. Eat, freely eat, and hunger 
no more. Here you will find living 
streams, that you may drink and 
never thirst. Here you will find 
pleasure that never fades nor dies. 
Will you accept of the true riches 
and a crown of true righteousness, 
and eternal life? Or live an un- 
godly life and be tormented, misera- 
ble tomented. I pray you to make 
a wise choice and make it at once, 
for time isfleeting. A few more days 
and you will be in the embrace of 
death, and afier death the judg- 

Paint Creek Kan. 




The worid moves, bringiug day 
and nigbf, liut the passing time U 
scarcely coticed by most of its in- 
habitaalF. Soois loiter along day 
after diy doing lltda or nntliing fo • 
themseK-es, and of no b.'uefit to 
mankind, and ycu may hear them 
Terj oitpii remark, we are only try- 
ing to kill time. Such an id«-a ! as 
if they bad tim« of their own to 
kill. God himself is the distributer 
of timt<; to some he gives more, to 
others less ; to all it proves little 
enough, and sosn passes away. And 
again, loit time can never be found 
again, aud it istert^iuly the duty of 
every one to make good use of it. 
God in his wisdom. lias kepi to him- 
self the lengtii ot time allotted to 
eaoh one of bis creatures. Knowirg 
this, how essential that each shmli 
make good use of the time bestow- 
ed upjn him in the ivay God would 
mott approve. If their time on 
earth would be snort they would 
be saved many sore trials, aud 
much sooner euttr their rest. If 
they should live to old sge, they 
would only live that inucli longer 
to baffle the temptations of life, and 
the intirmiaes of the flesh; it would 
be no easier to die, as death mus-t 
eome upon all beibre they can re- 
ceive or Iiave t'je glorious recfrp.ion 
at G;)d's right baud, and are pre- 
pared to near the wor Is, "Come ye 
bleespd of my Father, inherit the 
kingdom prepared for you from the 
fouudatii.m of the world." Is not 
this worih employing our time for? 
Is it not reward enough ? This is 
promised !o every ti'ue fuliower of 
Chriist, and what he promises he is 
able to fulfill. Time should be 
looked upon as belooging to God ; 
a certain p ^rtion to be loaned to 
each iMdividual to make prepara- 
tion for eternity, and every momeut 
lost or squiudtred tikes them far- 
ther from their Father's liou^e; 
while time well employtd ju his 
eervice will brinpr his children near- 
er to hm, for he says, if they will 
draw near to rae I will draw near 
to them. The thought will now 
arise how lime should be employed 
to meet the approbation ol God. 
The Savior says, "If ye love me 
jou will kCf p my commaudmentH." 
It seems that liviog in constant 
obedience to the commands as laid 
down in the Scrip'ures, is the prop- 
er way of filling up our time. We 
are required to be active in duty, 
for it is i-aid, wbat thou finde?t thy 
band able to do, do thoa with thy 

might; hence if the time is well 
filled there must be activity. Tnere 
mu^t be an eye of trust and faiih in 
the future to stimulate to active 
zeal in filling the lime here below. 
Tnere must be a strengthening fdith 
in all God's promises. When the 
heart is filled wi.h (hat, living in 
obtdiecce, and [lerfjimin^ henrlj 
the duties before us or bet apart fir 
those that love Jtsus, will not only 
l)e easy, but they will take great 
pleasure in praci icing them in their 
daily wtdks, for it is said, walk wor- 
thy of the Lord unto all pleasing, 
being fruiiful in every good worK 
and increabiug in the knowledge of 
God. It is evident that God is 
watching over his servants day after 
(lay, and has been siuce time began. 
After creating the first pair in t'le 
garden ol Eden they were particular 
objects of care until the fall, and 
when righteous Abel brought the 
firstlings of his flick G )d had re- 
fcpei-t for his ofl(3ring. And when 
11, e human race became fO wicked 
that the Judge of the earth deter- 
mined to destroy them with a flood 
of water, lie saves his servant Noah 

j and family; aud in toe destruction 
of Sidom and Gomorrah, L it was 

j wftrued aud told where to fltw. 

I Abrahnm, Isaac, aud J,.c ib walked 
daily in his comman Is and were 
men oirected ei.tirely by the word 
of God; and when Jo^epii was sohl 
into Ejypi God was wiih him and 
blo.-sed iiim in all his woiks. Then 
Moses saved from death, when an iu- 
laut by that same ptwerlul hand 
that afterward made him tjlead ihe 
children of Israel through the v^il- 
derness, and gave him the law to 
lule the generations that followed, 
and then aro-je judges and prophets 
all directed aud inspired by that 
same great being that ever is caring 
fir those that love aud ser^e him 
Then arose David, a man afier God's 
own he.'.rt. Aferwards.Solcmon, tiie 
wise man who has left many prov- 
erbs for our iustruciion. And Dan- 
iel, the Hebrew children, aud ma- 
ny others, who^e acts and lives 
have been given for an example to 
us show us that God has in all past 
time had a care and love for all 
those that kept bis law aud worked 
righteousness. If he has in time 
past guarded and protected his 
f-ervants, why will be not iu all fu- 
ture time? 

In the days cf our Savior and his 
aiiost'cs, we find that all that ap- 
plied to be admiitid in'o C.irisi's 
fold were admitted, and all that will 
yet ctfme are promised forgivenefS 

of their sins and to be guided by the 
Spirit into all truth. If God in for 
his people, whocati beagaiufit ihem? 
If be guards them an-l quiets them 
by his Spirit, surely they have noth- 
ing to fiar; the tiiaa and things 
tnaj chauge, but there 's an assur- 
ance giv«! them that God will be 
with ttieui when tiraa is no longer. 
It is a glorii;US thought that you 
are numbered among God's chil- 
dren, that you br-loug to and are 
mtmbers of the same hody, that you 
have the same spirit and all liave 
the same end iu view, that when 
time is no longer you will live iu 
the presence of the blessed Redeem- 
er, and sing praist to his great 
name forever and forever. • If this 
thing could be kept before the vast 
multitudes that inhabit the eaith, 
(jr could ibey be maiie to under- 
fctdud the undying hopes of a true 
follower of Christ, of tlie joy that 
nils their hearts when the chought 
ofthoie blessings that wiL be p jur- 
eti out on tlem iu the other world, 
I say, if they could be brought to 
undi rt-tand tiiese tl.iugs, ihey (»r- 
ain:y would forsake all of tl.e car- 
nal pleasures of earth and turn to 
the Lord and there would be a uni- 
versal shout oJ hallelujah to the 
Limb tliat was slain fur our par- 
don. AVnat a joyful time there 
would be on earth if these things 
could be! But widle many boast 
tliat christiaoiiy is spreading all ov- 
er the universe auei eulisfiiteuius a'l 
of the earih, I very mucu fear mere 
is a large J'fop riion ot it false 
cbristiauity, and as it is moie diffi- 
cult to unlearn an error aitirr it is 
oice bound, so it will be more «iiffi- 
cult to make true followers of Christ 
of those who iiUiigioe they are per- 
fect iu their ways. The very rea- 
son the Jews could not leceive the 
dcctrine of Ctirist was, that they 
thought ttiem^elve p rlcct, and the 
Savor came and lived too liumble 
and lowly for them. 

We see the same thing iu the 
chiistians of the present day. The 
walks ot the true ioliowers of Christ 
aiiit tho.-e that live up to the gospel, 
must be t lO humbie to suit the re- 
ligion of the piesent day or time. 
It ihey couid l)e persuaded to go 
back and take the gospel as it is, 
and obey the Commands as tliey are, 
and not Want to Construe them lo fit 
all till ir purposes; or m other words 
arrange it sj they could iiidulge in 
cariia desiie.'^, then we might hope 
to see the day wi en all would nuite 
in \vorsoi| iu;; Ge>d in a way ihat 
be would approve. All would be 



up:;ii a go.^pel Itvel, Al wi.uld be 
memberfi of the same bi dy, all 
vrouid be of the s-amo spiril and tliat 
woii!d te llicfpiiitof Christ. Wliat 
a happy lime we would have! \\'hat 
a ti iiuiipliaiit and j i) (ul tiuif! Love 
would be the controlliDg power on 
earth. All would know ibey had 
passed from (U-ath ui^to life, for 
thty wnld all love tiieir brflren. 
All would ni'ive j^ntnlly onward 
until time would be uo loijgir, and 
all would j)af8 into the presence of 
God and the holy argelf, where their 
sorrows v.-< uld ei;d, and all tears 
woulti he wiped from iheireyes and 
all would l;ave etirnal rest. 

' Charlotte T. Bond. 
Greed Crossings, Ky. 



It would be a difficult ta^k t > 
find a community in oar whole 
Country, that is not cursed with one 
or more of tluse viperous creature.-, 
who go about di>ing evil, and mik- 
ing nuRchief continually. Their 
gr'-at delight is t > produce discord 
•wh'MG all "-as peace and liarmuny 
before, to wake up iil-wifl between 
friendly neighbors, to excite suspi- 
cion ill those who bad confidence in 
each other, and substitute bitter 
enmity for social amity. They will 
seek to gain your confidence, and 
under the pledge of &eerecy, witii 
the protnise never to reveal, accept 
your secrets only to cocimur/ioaie 
t e same, if hapii) it is not distor- 
ted ard made to appear greatly to 
your di.saii vantage, to the first lir- 
teuipg ear. When tney are once p.^r- 
mitttd to elite), Ihey wdl leave in 
departing, their baneful s-t.iin on 
your ve/y thres told. They are 
smooib as oil, and make great prt- 
fesrsion of sincere i'riendship to your 
face, but there is no steadiasmess iu 
them, save a steadfast purpose to 
make all the social havoc pognible, 
in which is there great delight. 
They will approcch you with 
particular secret which deals with 
tl-e chartily and good nar e of an- 
other, \vi,h the &,-8urance that not 
ai. Other person could obtain the se- 
cret : and if your ear isgiveo, in all 
probability what \a given to you 
will be used to the U'.'xt cmfident 
as your words and thus he carried 
home to the inquired eue who ia>»v 
be oue ol your Lest friend.a. For the 
love of [jeace, of friend-hip, of G'ld, 
do ni t admit nor receive thtir olan- 
derous imf.utjti.'ns against your 
friends or neighbors. BoELVS. 


BY li H. M. 

As I sit in my r. om ton'ght mem- 
ory is bu-y wi h 1 er tangled web. 
She goes bac'-' OV' r many a day and 
hour who^e ri cord is in the Ani:er3 
h.nd. It seem-« but yesterday that 
we, with g'ad heoits '• rang out the 
old anii rang in tlie now" a. d now we 
are almost re^uly to take the Old year 
liy the hand and say ''Furcwi 11." 1 
as-k my he;irt wl at las that rcc u'd 
been ? has it gone back to God with 
a clear fair page ? Or arc the foul 
b'ots ort-iii over i'. Will the Angel 
rjoice? Or ^ill he weep ever the 
fr...ilty (f pO'ir eiring mm. Has il e 
y>ar been to me all 1 fondly hop'd 
and wished when I gladly welcomed 
it in ; h.-ve icy dreams deen fullill- 
ed oi' my wi;hes realize'! ? Hive I 
liued a- I h ptd ! w.uli? And a^^ 
I food y I oped it prs>-ihle for me t • 
do? Alas ! No, all »loniC ihtifc rug- 
ged loiid I see ruins, !ui:is pv ry- 
wbcre. I \\z.\ e wab- ed am 'iing thuns 
that tore mv feo'. I have tot ered 
:rom beuoath the wreck ot many y 
far"Castl," 1 had built. Ot'my 
m-ny battles, b ■. ken ueapoas, (eelge 
L"y foot step-;. Up hill and dow;.. 
throng .-u shine a -d shadows; to the 
nshi and to the leCt, an oung thorns 
and throug'o desert places that [adt 
foliows on tiniil i: ends a* my fee'on 
tl c top ot the 1 ill.-evei:!y five, dar 
le der, this is no m ro my histu.-y 
than it is y< urs Whiit I liave felt 
you have felt ; wh'Meyou * a\egrov\n 
weary and sad, I go have feit i wou d 
le well to lay tl e bu den down. 
Your exherieiiCe has been mine. vari. d 
in (ietail perhMps ; but w^th tlmt 
'•tnuch that make.-i the whole wor d 
kin." I grasp }tur ha'ul in brothei-lp 
svmpathy, m feif w teeii g makes 
us wandcrous kind, where you i.ave 
erred. I, [erh^tps have siored, aid I 
would beg you, do aot pass by on the 
Other siiie. Havel st od tiim aid 
Ui m ivub'g in the middi of temptation 
whie you have fal'en ? Of what 
have i to boast, of what have you to 
gory; we lioih c me lowly to the 
feet cf Jesus and are one through 
his nam'.'. 


Accoj-ding to promise I will treat 
this subject again for the readers of 
the PiLGEiM. It is a subject that has 
been considerably agitated in parts of 
the country ; in iact, more so than 
would really seem necessary, but still 
we Lave uo doubt it is all honest. 

One point made by the advocates of 
the "saTenth day" is this: that there 

cannot be a SaLhath jroven by tl:o 
gospel. This may be partially true, 
but while we fail by direct evidence to 
prove the "lirst day" to be the Chris- 
tian Sabbath, we conclude that it is 
virtually proven when we disi>rove the 
seventh day, or in other words, when 
wo prove that the Sabbath of the law 
is not binding to Christians. 

In a tract before u«, we notice an 
expression like this, „he writer says 
that Christ iu bis sermon on the 
mount declared, "that be came not to 
destroy the law, and that not oue jot 
or tittle of the law should pass, until 
heaven and earth pass aiNay." We 
admitted that it was au honest discus- 
sion, but be almost conclude different 
now, for every bible reader knows that 
the meaning of the text is destroyed 
in the nianner it is quoted. Christ 
truly said, "he came not to destroy 
the law, but to fulfill it," and not 
one jot or tittle of the law should pass 
in anywise "until all be fulfilled." 
Then we ask, did not Christ fulfill the 
law ? Il so, it has passed away. The 
word fulfill meaus to perform that 
which was promised, to complete, — 
the law was comjjleted iu Giirist, and 
ray idea in regard to that matter is 
like this : If I had a gentleman's ob- 
ligation for the performance of a cer- 
tain work, he would claim that the 
contract was fulfilled as soon as the 
work was done, and consequently it 
w.'uS null and void — which indeed it 
would bo — he of course would not be 
willing to so construe it that it would 
not pass untill heaven and earth paes 
away, or he might have to perform it 
more times thau one. 

That the law was fulfilled in Christ, 
is evident from the fact that Christ 
himself said, "for the jn'ophets and 
and the law prophesied untilJolm." — 
Matt. 11 : 13. "The law and the 
prophets were un^il John ; since that 
timo the kingdom of Gtod is preached." 
Luke 16: id. Paul says, "wherefore 
the laiv was our schoolmaster to bring 
us to Christ, that we might be justi- 
fied hy faith," — now take notice — "but 
after that faith is come we are no lon- 
ger under a schoolmaster." — Gal. 3: 
24, 2-5. We are no longer under the 
"law," for Christ has completed it, — 
has finished it and given us tho gos- 
pel instead, which is comjjlete within 
itself. And I doubt if we can revert 
to the law without being under a 
curse, for Paul again says, -'for as 
many as are of the works of the law 
are under the curse, * * * hut 
that uo man is justified by the law in 
the sight of God is evident, for the just 
shall live by faith * * * and the 
law is not of faitli. * * * Christ 
hath redeemed us from the curse of 
the law." Gal. 3 : 10-13. 

The seventh day advocates claim a 
good deal for the decalogue, but we 
fail to find anything in their favor in 
it. Christ and the apostles always 
failed to notice the fourth comma,Bd 




when ppeaking of the commands. 
See Mark 10 : 19, and Mat. 19 : 18. 
And Paul to the Romans says, "for 
this thou shalt not commit adultery, 
thon shalt not kill, thou shalt not 
steal, thou shalt not bear false wit- 
ness, thou stialt u"t covet, and if 
there be any other command it is 
briefly comprehended in this saying, 
nanielv, Thou shalt love thy neigh- 
bor as'thyself" Rom. 13: 9. 

Even in the transfer of a part of 
the ten commandments from the law 
to the gospel, the fouith command 
is not mentioned once by any of the 
inspired writers that we have ever 
noticed, and whenever the Sabbath 
is referred to by the disciples it is 
spoken of as a Jewish ordinance ; 
not as a gospel command, or chris- 
tian ordinance. 

But the decalogue is designedly 
patched up in another shape, which 
we will not fail to unticp. There is 
a disliuctioii made like ihis : 1st, 
the "political law;" 2d, the "cere- 
monial law ;" and 3d, the "moral 
law," which was written on two ta- 
bles of stone. It is a fact, howevei, 
that no such distinction was made 
by Christ and (he apostles. They 
never used the terms, "political,'' 
"ceremonial," or "moral law," as 
men do when laboring to prove a 
doctrine that has to be proven by 
inference or deduction, with but lit- 
tle in the Bible to infer or deduce 
from. They admit that the "polit- 
ical" and "cfTrmonial" laws are 
gone with the "types and shadows," 
but at the same time they claim 
that the decalogue is in full force. 
But let us consult Paul on the sub- 
ject, as to the decalogue, and which 
alone was graven on stone. He (ays, 
"But if ihe minisitratiou of death 
written and engraven in stone was 
glorious so that the children of Is- 
rael could not steadfastly behold 
the face of Moses, for the glory of 
bis countenance, which glory was to 
be done away, how shall not the 
ministration of tlie Spirit be rather 
glorious. * * * YoT if that 
which is done away was glorious, so 
that which remaineth is glorious." 
2. Cor. 3 : 7- 11. If Paul dots mt 
have reference to thedtcahiguc here, 
I fail to understand language, for it 
alone of all the law was written on 
tables of stone. 

We must now conclude that the 
testimony which in time past sus- 
tained the seventh day as the Sab- 
bath, to us is gone with the "types 
and shadows" of the past dis|en?a- 
tion, g( ne with tl e "njinistrntion of 
death written and graven in stone," 

gone with Mosaism which was only 
a ehadow of things to come ; gone 
with that law which "was added on 
account of transgression till t!)e 
promised seed should come." 

Suffice it to say now, that no 
Gentile was ever commanded to 
keep the Sabbath — nor Jew after 
the gospel was given to the world. 
As respecis the Christian Sabbath, 
it did not ci me into practice by 
command, but by custom, as Christ 
rose from the dead on the first day 
of the week, and met his disciples 
on that day where they were gath- 
ered to worship ; hence it is consid- 
ered proper for Christians to rest 
from secular labor and meet for the 
worship of God, especially in the 
absence of any law on the subject as 
we have tried to prove, there is no 
Sabbath law now in existence. 

J. B. Lair. 

^ I ■ I ^ 



It is profitable to contemplate the 
beauty, the simplicity, and grand- 
eur which creative power and wis- 
dom lias carried into every depart- 
ment of the material universe. 
Whether we look at the useful, or 
ornamental side of nature, we see 
abundant evidence of that infinite 
wisdom in design, and omnipotence 
\n execution, which demonstrates 
the existence of an Almighty Being. 
Nor do we arrive at the maturity of 
these conclusions by a superficial 
and hurriedly comprehensive view 
of these magnificent works spread 
all around us, but the result of a 
long-life of research, into theaecrtt 
springs of power, and the original 
causes of nature's familiar phenom- 
ana, is a confirmation of the infini- 
tude of creative power. Nor can 
this research, though aided by the 
loftiest abilities of mind, exhau^t 
foundation of knowledge, the ori- 
gin of which, with all otheas, is the 
eternal mind. 

In walking familiarly tlirough 
the galleries of nature, and viewing 
the immense bounties stored there 
for man's uise, and the more etberial 
elements intended for the develop- 
ment of his mind and hePit, we see 
nothing 80 se])arate from tho gross- 
ness of earti', and so full of the 
beauty and sublimity of heaven, as 
the stars. When night spreads her 
sable shadows over the world, and 
hides in the common obscurity, the 
roughness and deformity of an ac- 
cursid materiality, (hose beautiful 
coiruscant points bespangle the 

firmament, with such a dazzling ac- 
cumulation of glories, as to attract 
our amazed and wondering admira- 
tion. And it seems fit that dark- 
ness shciuld hide in her pall,. the 
remembrance of earth while those 
children of (he heavens appear, for 
when the holy influences of that 
vast universe of glorious worlds 
entrance our minds v^ith emotions 
of awe and sublimity, no thought of 
earthly grossness, trouble and sin, 
should intrude to mar the serene 
delights of such coi'templation. I 
remember in the days of my child- 
hood when a sense of these celestial 
beauties first dawned upon my mind 
and attracted my wondering atten- 
tion, that I reeeiveul while gazing 
along the arched and gorgeous heav- 
ens, an impression as to their char- 
acter that will follow me to the 
grave. I was told that those brill- 
iant little pointa, were holes in the 
sky, and that through them shone 
the glory of heaven, that the angels 
looked through, and that they were 
placed there by the he venly Fath- 
er to encourage his ciiildren on the 
earth, after the toils and trials of 
the day were over. Although as a 
theory this has been supplanted by 
a more correct one, yet it is not un- 
j)rofitable now to wing the imagi- 
nation with these delightful fancies, 
and cause it to soar up to those ce- 
Itstial windows and look within 
upon elysian bowers, where living 
waters flow, and verdure ever green 
clothes all the glorious landscape, 
where radiant and happy beings 
walk hand in hand, and pour from 
golden harps ineffable harmonies 
upon the balmy air. Anything 
that will fill our hearts with pure 
and longing desires to reach and 
enjoy the delights of that blissful 
I lace, is a means of the s[)iri[ to 
inspire us with holy resolution. 

The stars have always attracted 
the attention and admiration of the 
human mind, so tbat the history of 
astronomy as a science, is almost 
coeval with the history of the world. 
Many corrert observations of plan- 
etary motions are on record bear- 
ing great antiquity, yft no correct 
system, based upon all the laws 
which govern the motions of heav- 
enly bodies was established, until a 
date quite modern ; but human 
skill ban penetrated far into those 
vast regions where float these myr- 
iads (-f glittering orbs, and watched 
th<ir boundle.-s flight. 

The invention of the telescope 
has much facilitateii this sublime 
study, and by its aid we can see 



many times farther into space than 
with tlie naked eye; this gives us 
perhaps tlie best idea oCthat unde- 
fined incomprehensible something, 
which we oall space. Though light 
travels at the rate of two liundred 
thousand miles iu a second, many 
of the stars which we see, according 
to the universal testimony of a.^- 
tronomers, are so distant, that light 
from them would travel years l)e- 
fore reaching the earth, and yet the 
ttlescope sweeps on many times far- 
ther than this through tie blazing 
universe, and its utmost reach can 
but discover the faint glow of count- 
less worlds which fill the eternity 
of space 1 eyond. 

The service which these twink- 
ling beauties have rendered the 
vrorld is of priceless value. It 
would be impossible to navigate the 
great seas without ihe'r guiding 
help, before they were thus utilized 
the mariner dared not venture far 
away from iand. Glancing back 
through the history of the world, 
we can readily see what has been 
the immense advantages of this sci- 
ence in the ordinary courses of na- 
ture, no communication could be 
had between those nations separated 
by large bodies of water ; no pro- 
gress in the sciences and arts, 
would have advanced the world in 
civilization. No America would 
have been discovered, and become 
the lefuge of the oppreesed, no 
voice of industry, or worship would 
have enlivened the everlasting soli- 
tude of this western world ; but 
God has placed the guiding star in 
the firmament, to demonstrate iu 
ibis *he least of its uses, his infinite 
wisdom and goodness. 

And now iu the light of all we 
know about heavenly things, let us 
contemplate the glory of these up- 
per regions, as connected with the 
bliss of an endless life. We know 
something of angelic attributes, 
and qualities we form some idea of 
their strength, their work, and the 
swiftness of their flight. Though 
heaven is above all these blazing 
worlds, yet with the rapidity of 
thought, they transport themselves 
hither in the fulfillment of their 
heavenly missions. Is it in an un- 
warranted aseumpiion, to consider 
these luminaries past which they 
fly, ifs I he al)odesof countless happy 
bei igs, as the many mansions of 
God's house, where immortals! ettr- 
nally enjoy the glory of inexhaust- 
ible riches, and the fullness of eiid- 
less life, and is it inconsistent with 
infinite powerand wisdoin, that these 

worlds should be filled with an end- 
less variety of beauties, to which the 
most enravishiug earthly scenes arc 
no comparison, or that an ocean of 
knowledge, vast as eternity should 
flood the whole. Then when in 
the fulfillment of precious promises, 
we lake on angelic natuies, how 
sweet, how sublime will it bo to roam 
with angel guides though this eter- 
nal house; nor tireing as we fly, aod 
wonder and worship, but as the eagle 
soars toward the sun through the 
blue ether, while vaster and more 
beautiful scenes spread out beneath 
him, so more sublime heights and 
vaster breadths of glory, shall flood 
upon our souls as we live oa through 
all the endless ages. 


" "In an article just from the pen of Rev. 
C. H. Spurgeon, of London, he writes : 
'An aged minister, who unnsally makes 
one of my congregation, has handed me 
the following original verses. They have 
not seen the light before :' " 
"More things are wrought by prayer than 
this world dreams of," — Tennyson. 

"Lonely wanderer, while you stay 
Through the worlds uncertain way, 
In the dark and cloudy day. 
Cast on God your care : 
He whose very name is love, 
Whom no change can never move, 
Deigns to bid you from above. 
Try the force of prayer. 

"Prayer has won the ear of heaven, 
Prayer the bonds of death has riven, 
Prayer 'gainst Satan's wiles has striv'n. 
Broken many a snare ; 
Prayer has stayed the mid-day sun, 
Prayer the victory oft has won, 
And the coils of hell undone ; 
Try ill e force of prayer. 

"Burdened sinner, though you know 
Sin emt)itters every woe, 
And you dread the gulf below. 

Yield net t» despair ; 
Jesus pleads before the throne, 
Once for all He did atone. 
Now He makes your cause His own; 
Try the force of prayer. 

"When the cares of life abound, 
Earthquake shocks prevail around, 
Knell to knell repeats the sound, 

Tears for tears prepare ; 
He who walked upon the sea 
Rules the storm for you and me, 
Lo ! He counsels, lean on Me , 
Try the force of prayer. 

"Wlien the end appears in view, 
Jordan's waves roll darklj', too. 
And you know not what to do, 

"To Bis cross repair ; 
Do what millions more have done, 
Trust His mighty arm alone, 
Make this anchorage your own ; 
Try the force of prayer. 

"When we reach our better home. 
Where no storms can ever come. 
And recount the wondious sum, 

Of God's blessings here ; 
All to grace will date their gains. 
All will owa, in joyful strains, 
That the force that loosed their chains 
Was the force of prayer. 



Many people never know the bless- 
ings they receive until they have 
lost them. Lining beneath the sun- 
shiue of God's mercy, aud surroundid 
on every hand by the be uuty of his 
providence, they are coniinually mur- 
munog, and diioontented, unthank- 
ful, while every mercy should lead 
them to contentmeot and thanksjiv- 
ing. At length when their abused 
and neglected privileges, opportuni- 
ties, and blessings are gone, they be- 
gin to estimate them at their true val- 
ue. They sigh for the days that are 
past ; they long for the blessings that 
are gone to return no more ; they re- 
count the privileges of the years gone 
by, and lament their misimprovmenis, 
but they are still discouiented with 
their present lot. Their happiness is 
always in the past or iu the future. 
It has no present tense, consequently 
their life is one Lngmisery caused by 
their own ingratitude. 

The proper spirit for being inde- 
pendent as we are, is a spirit of pres- 
ent tba kfulness. To-day God sheds 
his light and favor on r ur hearts. To- 
day we are spared from countlessevili^. 
To-day we are surrounded by privi- 
leges aod opportunitie- which, wisely 
used, shall tell to our advantage now 
and hereafter. To-day God loves us, 
and heaven bends above us with bless- 
ings more than we can tell. Let no 
vain fancy delude us from our true 
pLsition. Let us make the most and 
the best of this pre-ent hour. Let u? 
put away all murmuring, and act in 
the living pre ent, with hearts full of 
gra'itude for the mercies that we now 
enjoy, and full of hope that the same 
God that leads us to-day shall guide 
and keep us to the end. 

Most of the troubles that weary 
snd afliict us never come. Ged is 
better to us than all our fears, and 
if we have sunshine t^-day and live 
above the cloncls, we shall soon find 
this to be the c )nfiimed habit of our 
lives, and shall pass tho time of our 
sojourning in the grace of the peace 
of God, content to sufi'er the trials of 
ihe pilprim's lot, and filled with hope 
of the g!ory that shall he revealed in 
us, when Christ our Master shall 
appear. — Ihe Christian. 

The deepest aud most desirable 
and most permanent joy is not 
where the laughter and sang are 
loudect Th'Searn superficial and 
lemp rmv. Tiiese are ripples, ed- 
dies, ou the surface of j ly, showing 
its shallowness, not its depth. 




Bro. Brumbaugh. — I have been 
reading w)fb iritertst ibe articles in 
tbe Pilgrim in icgaid to a cliai ge 
in lioldi) g our A. M. It eeeias 
Ibtit the time li8S conie for a ci.f nge. 
Borne time ag ' I S'aw an account i'l 
Dt e of our ! apeid, tl at ibere were on 
on" day at our 'ast Anrunl Mift'ng 
about tweiits' tbousund persi ns pres- 
ent. Tbe presuii p ion iben i, tSa. 

T king 


th' re were as na ny ;b 
in rejiu ar at'eidarcc. 
tien a* a ba-is, we calcuJute twi' 
dollars ns an avernge ( xpet^se f' r trav- 
elinyr 'o a: d tr m A. M. v. bicb 
probably i'^ fir be'ow actual fire (X- 
pfnses. Ti'is tbcn amounts tt> for y 
th'jiisf-nd dollars. Theregul',! atien- 
dai ce often ihousai d ^uose time is 
wonb one <!• ILtr per doy, but all( w- 
ing one tbiid of t u nun-bc-r to be fe- 
Bfiales ttbose time we will mt calcu- 
late, then silloH ng ■ I rte dsys at A. 
M. one d;ty con ii g fr m A M will to five days -p"r t on ibe aver- 
age; tbi- lime rvc oued up amouiits 
to tbirty-ihrec in u andtl re liui dred 
and thi ty-fiv8 ('ol at 8, Tlien adding 
tv^o th< u and lo ibis amount to feed 
tbe pe( pie m al nfibr-f- st\enty-6ve 
tbougai;d tb'te hu dred a»id tbiiiy- 
fi\e d ibirs, wb cb i- a very b w es i- 
mate of be cost of tl e last A. M. 

Now tl e quotio . c ir^es cud not 
this vast anicunt of moi ey b-ve been 
spent in a more soul-s-virigmai ner? 
I ask not '1 e q' e?iion for ihe sale 
of contiOvcfS) , but I ssk it as in ihe 
pieseiice of tbe ■■ Jml^e of 
the quick ami ('e»d. How much good 
was nfletted st our last Am ual Mcet- 
ii g ? I sbal! not t'y tu calculate j it 
rem.'iins a'one for etirnity tn tell, hut 
ojc thing I do ki ow, not oiie sit ge 
miseioi ary wa-< sent out, to the west 
or anywhere else. 

"Wo as cbri-iijins are rot mly 
held re-p )i s.b'e for the use of onr 
talieiit, but a!fO for the u.'e of our 
money, ('•e:! tbe b dden one talent) 
not (niy ti.eir use but their hcit use 
If tliis van asembly must come t'- 
getber, Irt once in five ytars sufficf 
and ihe vario; sdistric mrefings'ians- 
act moie bu ir;e?s, > r let 'hrce fourti 8 
of our m mb r^^lrp i e I eard, and 
give a ful I ;epori of A. M. p.nd tb( u- 
sa: ds w ill stay i.t hi me, and save 
their money ;.i d [ eri aps apply it to 
tbe missioiarc cau«(>. Ai d iho^e 
wb'» d ) go V ouM be more can ful 
bcw tl ev talk, \v<uld sifi and s^iranier 
down tl.ei' diitpntii gs about woids or 
meu'ur. K to \ o profit, when pub 's'- 
od to tbe Oiiurcii abroad. Tiuih has 

notlijng lose by leing published, 
bui trior is in great d^diger. 

Thidk of it, over seventy-five 
ibcu^Kid dollars fptnt, tiidnot one 
sii'fi e missionary seor ou' to tell a 
piicstridden. gofpei fllni^h■d sinnei 
or coui iij, tbe yord old stoiy of the 
cri ss. vbile Maredoniar calls are 
66i!t up fill! of p'ajor, all over our- 
own c u.n ry from the Ailuut c to ti c 
Pac fi(! ciasi. hball we vi^tnally 
^i y to t,ii<m, "Be ye w?rm d aid 
filled," with ht-'aven's light and yet 
do ;ic le or noihii g to taring it to bta 
1 can .-carcfly res ri>iu tears of sym- 
pa by, wbi e t'Cating on this fubjcct. 
Tlie I rcat ptntiulum of tin^e is laj id- 
• y Bwii'giin. i onis, days and years 
away, and with them many Lam-.-un- 
«as< ed f-oul-;. 

And if we Ftand sti'l (as indeed 
we are in a g' eat measure) and do 
^01 h ow tl e j.ot^p 1 iruupet to give 
warning and they perish, are y^ u 
leady brother lo answer for their 
bloid? Are you 'eidy, Fi.iier, for 
tl: E rfBp iisibiii y ? Are you mj 
brotbei minii-ter kept at home for if e 
want of mea: s tu go to seek th.: L st? 
AieyoutO' tiiai I lo ask }our (on- 
gie.ation for assistat ce, to bear the 
gad tidings (f -ge/t joy to the 
wculd bc-s:.ins but now aie in daik- 
i ess ? Gcd ioibid, make > our wan's 
laiown in an U'mble clir siiun-'ike 
maui ei , and pray G- d ^o put it inti) 
the hearts of y- ur c ng egatiou 10 
be chef) ful gives s. 

Do lilt be to fearful '>f doing 
harm, t;at \ou ca:n ot do good ! niid 
before Btartii>g, und on y ur way lo 
your apiouvujent, ask God to gat 
unto }cu wisdom and bumble I o d- 
■: e-K to f'eir!es-<iy, but levercntijiUy 
preach the tru h as if. is in Jesuj, 

Now lo( k to cur fiisti-r..) osi ion. 
to Lave A. M., (uceiu five years, 
iind spend our niouny, in sending 
well informed gospel aiiuisier.*, 
sound in tbe faith of tlie goapel, to 
pjeach the imsearcliable rithcs of 
Chritt to a sin-poiFoncd world. The 
lour luierveniug ytais of A. M., 
Wiuld save our seventv five thousand annually, whicli would send 
out two bundrtd aid. six minivters 
during caoli vi the.'^e j'ears, alfowiug 
rl ij>peuccs t > be one liullar [)»i- 
day. Tliiuk rf it, two hundred 
and pix uaini-iterfa in the field of 
01 nfliet. It'stemsto meGoil would 
hi: well pli-ased with su(h an nP'tr- 
ing. Much treasuie and valuable 
time and talent issieut at A. M., 
t(. littb' gcod purpo.sie in dincusfing 
sit leiig'l que.-^iii'i 6 of but lifle im- 
j)'aiance, bouieof which ought nev- 
er lo leavo tbe door linije from 

whence they start. Th<-,se Paul te'ls 
Timotliy to avoid, and it would be 
equally profitable for us in the pres- 
ent age to avoid. Much tiiTiC is 
thus c insunud, untill tbe fcossiou 
nearly closes ; ifieu comes some im- 
ijottiiiil quesiii>n.«, Itiat should have 
tfiorough iuved'jgatiou, but must l)e 
i.urrifcd through, for tbe want of 
time. At last A. M., lite qu s^ion 
of a full npnit, was discufS-.d at 
great length, and finally was refus- 
ed t..- be dteided in fav.r of a full 
Hport, on the pk'a of for-ner deci- 
aiuiis not beirjg repealed. 

It ba.-secmtd very strange lo me, 
tliai jur-t iu tijis particular case, and 
espt'tially ihi.s particular question, 
that some of our brethren, should 
be 80 tenacious 8b(ut carrjinsj out 
parlauieniary ruler, ai not to give a 
deei«ioii eoutrwry to former dioisious, 
iiniii tbej were repeaie I, when at 
the -ame time, there were a number 
of decisions passed in furnier que- 
ries on the Same subject, without 
tl eir being lepealed. 

For pri'of, the reader is referred 
(I Bretlireii's Esicycinpedia, on the 
.sulji'ot of interest, see ))age VlO Y. 
M., 1873. An. 2 ''cMneeruing tak- 
ing iniertst, it is considered tliat no 
mf m\ier s'lnubi take interest for his 
money ; inasmuch as in the law of 
G (I, It was fxpres ly forbidden." 
Y. M , of 1822, Art. 10. That it 
.should not be among the raembtr- 
ship In 'hp year 1835, Art. 1st, 
ana 1862, Ait. 51., and 18G.3, Art. 
8. Lawlul interfSt is allowtd. 

See also oa tiie suhjrct of the 
Suppfir being on or off the (able at 
ihe time of iVft washing. Encyclo- 
pedia, page 130 and 131. Y. M., of 
1833, article 4. "Whether t;ie Sup- 
per must; be on tfie table, at the 
time ot fei twasbiug. jAnswer. No 
there is no such command in the 
gospel." Annual Meeting of 1857 
and 1862, gives permission to have 
tbe supper on the table at the time 
of ft-etwasbins? wilbout, repealing 
the former decisions iu oitlier case. 
lu this instance we hear no objec- 
tion to passiiig such decisions as the 
lr.tttr two, because tbe biethreu's 
minds bad undergone a change by 
receiving more, and better ligitf, in 
a '^n•^^, tbe uiaj.)rity was heard and 
answered, and the minority were 
fai'hful in hearing tbe church. 

We do not thus write lo find 
fault, but do hope ii nisy serve as a 
ci'ution in the transaction of husi- 
nejp. We are commanded lo liear 
tbe ehurcli, and we have insinceri- 
ty pr' mi«ed to hear tbo church, 
vshiohisthe grouod and pillar of 



♦he trill i), and to keep jieace aiul 
g( spel orclfr iu the cluirch, the ma- 
jority is made the rulingr power in 
the church, as well as in stale, 
where tiiere is a diGftrence of opin- 
iou and no direct gn.apel oq the sub- 

We are not opposed to A. M., 
but we are ()pposi'<l to some mcas- 
nres the brethren liave taken in A. 
M., but we intend t.) snbmit ai oncf- 
whenever we find the majfirity is of 
a diiferent min 1, no mattf r liow old 
we be ; or hovi' dtar the sentiment 
we entertain ; or how long vre have 
had our ovi n way, wlien a diiTereut 
mind obtains among the brpthreu, 
in the absence of the gospel, I hope 
tort member the admcia'tion of the 
Savior, "Jn honor preferring one 
another.'' Dear brethren iet ns 
all, from the experience of the pa^t. 
try to be more useful and better 
christians for the future, and then 
we can spread the gosnei moie suc- 
cessfully and if -ne difi'tr in our 
judgment, let patience have her per- 
leet work, aud let God have our 
wiiole heart. 

Written in behalf of the Mastfr's 
cause, and for the spread of the 

P. R. "Weightsman. 

South Bend, Lid. 

«>iJ tl^^^—^Vn- 


North Georgetown O., 


January 2i,d 

Jiro. Brumbaugh : — 

It behooves 
me to.give your readers, a short ex- 
hortation tor the comiDg year. 

Dear brethren and bisters, we 
have now entered upon another 
year, but let us D<.t forget the pai-t 
year, but try by the h Ip of God to 
improve w!;at we have experience'! 
in the past. No doiii^t some of us 
met with Sorrow and disappoii.t- 
nieuts. Some had to mourn tiie 
loss of a dear child, others to part 
with a dear wife, or • ushand, others 
with dear relatives, who were near 
to them by ties of nature. Hovf- 
ever |)ainfui the s(=paration may 
have been, it is notiiing to be com- 
pared to the suiferings of aaothfr 
world — The judgment at the bar 
of God, and punishment of the r-ec- 
01 1 death. Let us then srrioUHly 
reflect upon our future state. None 
Lilt God knows who will emvive 
thp year vie have just imw entyreih 
Let us ihcn irv to have our ehristiao 
graces brightened by the word of 
God, and our profession adorned 
with theffuiisof the Spirit of God. 

Our faith raanifcsttd by a chrisli-sn 
nalkaud our names ajvproved be- 
fore God. Therefore comfort je 
( ne another in the fear of God. 

A few words to the urconvtTted. 
[ fetl an inierest in tlie salvation of 
your souls, and the welfare of Zion, 
and would exhort you not to c m- 
tiiiue sinnirg, be not disobt Jitnl to 
your God the maker of your souls. 
R'. fleet yp S0I38 of Adam and sin no 
more. What *i!l your ducm be il 
you will not turn (o God in time of 
grace? "If the righteous are scarce 
ly saved, where will the ungodly 
and sinner a[)pear?" Thrn let our 
love be muxjif'sted by doing good o 
fU ari u d UP, and by showing pity 
to all men, our patience aud forbear- 
ance t J our neighbors and our hope 
fSaJ'lished by a strict obedience to 
God's eommai draenia. CoutinHf 
faitlful to the end and then with 
bright prospects we can look for- 
ward with a blessed bope of a gloii 
ous appearing of the great G d and 
our Savior, who will bring all the 
S*iints with him. Amen. 

Daniel Staufpbr. 

-Tiifr^' -n ti iC, F !■■ 


Bristol, Ind., 
Ja;:. 4th, 1S7(J. 
-Bro. Brumbaugh : — 

Having re- 
ceived ihe PiLGRtii, Tvhich is a wel- 
come visitor, and seeing haw the 
brehren advocate the cause of our 
Master, it makes me ftel, :hat there 
is a realiiy in the reiig on of our Lord 
JfSus Christ, Our S.ivior. Says, 
'Come ye .biessid of my Father, ic- 
Leul the kiogd. m which -.vas prepar- 
ed f r you fiom the foundatijo of the 
w> rid ; ' and t.) thee on the leit,hti 
will ray, "depait ye cursed into ever- 
laiiting lire prepared f r ti e devil aud 
h.s anvils.' Oh what a vast diBer- 
ence there will be, be\woea those who 
me ebeditnt to the Lord and fear 
tiim,.aLd those who will no^ Ihe 
portion of the one will be the lake 
tiiat, burns with fire and brimstone, 
bu'. the other will be eternal life. 
K-v. 12 : 18. John 3 : 17. For he 
that bateic bis lite in ;his «orId,8t.ali 
keep it to life ete-.nal John 3 : lU. 
Chritt als-i said, "WLosoever will 
li se his life f r my .sido, ^hall find 
it." '-Fo: svek ow" says Paul, "that 
it our cai'.Lly h^'use of it. is ta'erna- 
cie were d. solved, we have a i ui:dii)g 
or G d, not made with band^ eternal 
iu th.3 h 3ven3, wh( fe builder ai^d 
maker is Gi.d ; for here we have no 

continuing c ty but we seek one to 
come. John 12: 25. Oh that we all 
one day maybe so un3[eal< ably happy 
as to meet in that delightful city, 
whith necd.s neither tie luht of the 
suu or the moon, for th*^ brightuesB 
oi the L id givetu Hg'^t and the 
Son is the light thereof, and they 
shall reign fur ever and ever. 

But we musi first walk in the nar- 
row way beffire we can get there. 
"Enter ye^ in ah the strait gate, for 
wide is the gate and broad is the road 
that leadcth (o destruction, and many 
enter in thereat. Because strait is the 
gate and narrow is the way that iead- 
eth to life and few there be that fimi 
it." bvrtluen and sisters, if the 
Lord has granted ua so much grace 
that we have found the way, let us 
walk faithfully therein to the end of 
our days, and let us always remem- 
ber that the way is very naiTOw 
and when we step to one side, let us 
do as did the prophet of old, stop aud ' 
inquire foi' the old path aud walk 
therein. Let us always be engaged 
iu doiu;4 good. As Paul says, "let us 
do good to all men and especially to 
the household of faith ; and see well 
to it tha; none recompense evil for 
evil, but always strive to do acts of 
kindness one toward the other, not 
rendering evil for evil, or railing for 
railing, but contrarywise ; blessing, 
knowing that we are thereunto called, 
for be that will love life and see good 
days let him refrain his tongue from 
evil." John Baeingeb. 


Lear Brethren and Sisters: — 

Though a stranger 
to you personally, yet I thank the 
Lord that I am not a stranger to the 
good cause of otu- blessed Master. 
About five years ago a brother preach- 
ed several seruions in this part of the 
country and tkna^gb bis, and another 
brother's influence that lives here, I 
was persuaded to search the Script- 
ures more closely than ever I did, and 
the result was I jc)ined tbe Brethren. 
I can now say of a truth that I have 
never been sorry of the change J 
made, tbough I am very lonesome, 
there being only one brother in- the 
county and part of the tim.i; none. T 
feel this blessed Sa.bbath morning 
that my greatest enjoyment would be 
to hear one of the bretbren preach. I 
have not beard one preach s i ice I was 
baptized. iNow brethi-en and sisters, 
you that have the ])rivilege of hearing 
preaching every Sunday, please re- 
member us here who are starving for 
tbe bread of Life. 



Two years ago I wrote to the breth- 
ren that fiublish the Companion 
that I was hard up for money, and 
that I would be very glad if they 
would send me their paper for one 
year which they did, and brethren, 
you have not the least idea how 
much comfort and satisfaction it gave 
me, and I do believe that there is 
seed sown in this very way that will 
bring f jrth good fruit. Dear breth- 
ren and sisters, pray the Lord to send 
labors here in this part of his vine- 
yard. I have written to two or three 
brethren lately to come and I hope 
some of them will. 

Now dear brethren and sisters be- 
fore this letter reaches you, we will 
have passed into a new year, and I 
hope it may be a prosperous one to 
you all, especially in spiritual things. 
Hoping to bear from you I remain 
your brother in Christ. 

Jacob Fortner. 


Waynesboro, Pa. \ 
Dec. 15th 1875. | 
Bro. Brumbaugh : — 

Enclosed you 
will find one dollar wnich I send 
hoping you will accept of that for 
the subscription of the Pilgrim for 
1876. 1 have been a reader of ttie 
Pilgrim for the last year and the 
more I read it the moie I want to 
read it, and the better I like it, but 
the situation I am in almost puts 
me beyond the reach of it. I am a 
poor orphan girl and what makes 
me still poorer is, I have lost my 
health. I had poor tiealth for some 
years, and was confined to my bed 
the most of the time for the two 
last years, but I have improved 
Bome of late. I have no parents 
nor sister in the world to have a 
home with, but have to be among 
strangers ail the time. It has cost 
me mucli tbe two last years; but in 
all that time I was not able to earn 
60 cents. I have my home with 
members of the United Brethren 
<;hurch and am not vi-^ited bj' mem- 
herd of our churcii, and there was 
mo agent called here that I could 
subscribe, so I thought I would 
send you a dollar, this being all 
and indeed more than 1 feel al)le to 
send, and I know were you or any 
of your agents to visit me you would 
nit ask any more of me. f hnpe 
siiiiG (if the brethren and .sis-teis 
wlu) are able will m.ike np the bal- 
nnoe. I love dearly to read tli- 
Pilgrim Imt would like (o lave it 
paid for. If 1 could i ave traveled 

I would have been agent for you. 
I think I could easily earned one 
copy, and a binder which I so much 
would like to have ; bat the Lord 
does all things well. A-^ery often 
the ways of the Lord are not our 
ways but still his ways are right, 
and far above our ways, and we 
should at all times be satisfied. 
My troubles, trials, and afflictions 
hav(! been many but the Lord has 
always provided a way for me so 
far and I believe he ever will. 

Mary A. Burkholder. 

We have sent the sister the Pil- 
grim and we publish her letter that 
the brethren living nearest to lier 
may have an idea of her situation, 
and visit her. We believe our sis- 
ter is alive in the service of her 
Master, as it is only such that will 
take our periodicals under such cir- 
cua.stances. Pub. 


Dear Filgrim: — 

Elder D. R. Freeman 
and elder A. R. Miller held a series 
of meetings here commencing on 
Saturday evening the 25th of Dec. 
and ending Friday night the Slst 
of December. There were ten ser- 
mons preached and six precious 
souls made willing to forsake the 
sinful practices of this world, and 
follow their Redeemer. 

Brother Miller was with us from 
Saturday evening until Tuesday 
morning, and brother Freeman con- 
tinued meeting until Friday night. 
We had a good Christaias sermon, 
and in short a good mefting all 
through. The brethren labored 
earnestly in the cause of our Mas- 
ter. I never taw better order. 
The people in attendance are worthy 
of praise. The cause seems to be 
prospering here. A little ever one 
year ago there was but four mem- 
bers, now there are twenty, and 
prospects favorable. May the Lord 
continue to draw sinner? from dark- 
ness to light, is my prayer. 

S. H. Bechtelhbimer. 

Francesville, Ind. 



Previously rep'irled 


Bndd Hecshbor^cr 


Sidney Hodgfn 


Pipe Creek church lud. 


David NfWComer 


J P Nuuce 


*Eld John Knisley 

Sent by draft 

Pd to brother Hope 





In our hands $2.21 

*Ia Sept. Eld. Knisley sent us 
$4.00 which was overlooked, we 
now add $2.00 to each. 
stein fund. 
Previously reported 49.43 

L H Miller 30. 

M W Metsker .30 

Martha Stover .25 

Jane R Rinebart 1.15 

J. P. Nance .06 

Eld John Knislev. 2.00 


altoona church. 

Previously reported 


L H Miller 


Wm L Gitt Conewago 


Geo Garber Aughwic 



Sent To S M Cox 

12 50 

Sent by J W Brumbaugh 



In our hands 


poor fund. 

Previously reported 


John J Coover 


A A HootVtitler 


B F Neff 


K Leonard 


Wm Gitt 


J H Goodman 


David Newcomer 


J. Klepser 


Louisa Sufpiugton 


J G Bowman 



This closes the list for 1875— 
have a few small sums for '76 which 
will be repoitel in next list. 


The American SfocK Journal. — Per- 
haps tbe chfapest farm periodical is the 
American St»ck .Touiix.\i,. It is a 33 
pagemoDthly, devoted especially to Stock 
and Poultry Breeding, E)airyin;r, Wood 
Growing, ]5ce Keepins:. Fanning, Wteri- 
nary Science, and other kindred subjects, 
in tact it .-outainsa fund of valuable infor- 
mation that the farmer and stocklireed- 
er should not be without. All who sub 
scribe now, will receive the back num- 
bers .'or October, Novenilr r and Dccem- 
ber as a centennial premium. Subscrip- 



tion enly on» dollar a year. Sample num- 
bers, club rates, premium lists, etc., sent 
free on application. Address Potts Bros. 
Parkesburg, Chester county. Pa. 


SNIDER— TEETER.— By the writer at 
the brides home, on the 23rd of Dec. 
in Jlorrisons Cove, Bedford county, 
Pa., Mr. David Snider to Miss Lucy 
Teeter, both of Bedford county, Pa. 
Hekut Hershbergkr. 

residence of Chrales Schlosnagle, by 
the undersigned, Henry Schlosnagle to 
Elizabeth Stark, both of the Accident 
District. Josiah Bkkghlt. 


BRADY.— In the West Fcrk church, 
Lewis county, "W. Va. Sept. 15th, 1875. 
Sister Margaret Brady. 
She was a member of the church about 

six years and was faithful to the last. 

Funeral discourse l»y the undersigned 

from Remans 6 : 23. 


STARNE.— In^ the Cerra Gorda church, 
Macen county, 111.; of typhoid fever, 
brother Andrew J. Starne, aged 36 
years, 6 months and 6 days. 
He was a brother much respected; both 
in and out of the church, and lo%-ed most 
by those who knew him best. In him the 
church has lost a good laember, the neigh- 
borhood a good citizen, and the sister a 
kind husband. The dear sister especially 
will feel her loss. The brother aad sister 
have been faithful members sf the Breth- 
ren's church for eleven years. He leaves 
a wife, father, mother, brothers and sis- 
ters. But we all feel assured, that eur 
loss is his eternal gain. The esteem in 
which the brother was held in the com- 
munity, was manifested at his burrial by 
the large procession that followed bis re- 
mains to their last resting place. Funeral 
occasion improved by brother .loseph 
Hendricks to a large and sympathizing 
congregation. • L. m. Starne. 

SNIDER.— Bro. Daniel Snider was born 
Jan. 12th, 1848, died Oct. 7th, 1875, in 
Pawnee Co., Neb., aged 27 years, 8 
months and 26 days. 
He left a young widow, (a sister) three 
children and a widowed mother to mourn 
their loss. Funeral services by the 

HEIKES.— Calvin E. Heikes was born 
Feb 27th, 1856, died Oct., 16th, 1875, 
&ged 19 years, 8 mouths and 19 days 
This young man was working in a coal 
mine and was crushed to death by several 
tons of slate instantly falling on him. 
This should be another solemn warning 
to be ready; for in such an hour as we 
think not, death may come, as it did on 
this young man, outside of the church 
^e was burned in the Brethren's grave- 
yard Falls City church, near his parents 
home. Funeral occasion improved by 
the writer to a solemn congregation- 

TRUBY. — Also in the same church, sis- 
ter Mary Truby, born in Franklin Co , 
Pa., March 20th, 1799, died Dec; 18th, 
1875, at the house of hpr daughter and 
son-in-law Jacob Yantiss, Richardson 
Co., Neb., aged76 years, 8 months anol 
29 days. Discease dropsey of the 

Funeral sermon by the writer. She 
only survived her husband Daniel Truby 
two months and 11 days, who died in 

Ohio, Oct. 7th, 1875, aged 83 years 2 
mohths and 28 days. 
HUFF.— In the South Waterloo church. 
Black Hawk county, Iowa, of consump- 
tion, brother Isaac Huft', on the 18th 
of Deo. 1875, aged 40 years, 9 raontlia 
and 3 days. 

Funeral services by the Brethren, from 
Joshua 14 : 1-2-3' He leaves a sorrow- 
ing widow and three children, to mourn 
the loss, of a kind husband and father. 
Mr. Huff was a very consistent brother, 
he will long be remembered by the neigh- 
bors, friends and Brethren — Peace to his 
ashes. E. K. Borkley. 

NOBLE.— On Dec. 15th, 1875, at Water- 
side, Bedford county. Pa. . Joseph No- 
ble, aged 68 years, 6 months and 11 

Occasion improved on the 21st in the 
presence of a large audience, by a Pres- 
byterian minister and the Brethren, from 
2. Timothy 4 : 7-8. The deceased filled 
the office of Prothonolary for said county 
11 years. Associate Judge 5 j'eavs, and 
also minor offices in S. W. township. He 
was respected for his honesty, liberality, 
punctuality and uprightness, and will be 
much missed in the community.' 

Leonard FtrRRv. 
GLASS. — In Columbiana county, Ohio, 
Dec. 18th, 1875 , at the residence of her 
son, brother Jacob Glass. Anna Barba- 
ra Glass, consort ol John Glass who 
preceded her in eternity nearly 12 years 
at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 9 
days, and the mother of elder Lewis 
Glass, at the advanced age of 94 years, 
5 months, and 27 days. Having lived 
together as husband and wife 60 years. 
Their posterity as nearly as could be as. 
certained is children 9 ; grandchildren 70 ; 
great grandchildren 157 ; gre^t great 
grandchildren 21. Funeral services by 
brother Aaron Shively and the undersign- 
ed, from Ps. 90 : 9-12. 

J. A. Clement. 


The People's Common Sense Medical Adivser, 
a book of about 900 pages, illustrated with over 
250 enKravlngs and colored plates, and sold at 
the exceedingly low price of $1.50 tells you how to 
cure Catarrh, "Liver Complaint," Dyspepsia, or 
Indigestion, Sick. Jiillious and other headaches, 
Scrofula, Bronchical, Throat and L,ung Diseases, 
all diseases peculiar to women, and most other 
chronic as well as acute disorders. It contains 
important information for the youni^ and old, 
male and female, single and married, nowhere 
else to be found. I\Ien and women, married and 
single, are tempted to ask their family physician 
thousands of questions on delicate topics, but are 
deterred from doing so by their modesty. This 
work answers just such questions so fully and 
plainly as to leave no one in doubt. It is sold by 
Agents, or sent by mail (post paid) on receipt of 
price. Address the authoi', K. V. Fierce, M. D., 
DWorld's 5'pensary, Buffalo, N. Y. 


Jacob Amsberger 9.60; Daniel 
K Frieze 1.60; Samuel Cain 2.80 ; 
Matliias Frantz .25; Isaac Price 
2. 35 ; Daoiel Bock 50 ; Jacob K 
Reiner 4.80 ; W J Stout 8.70 ; Le- 
vi Deeter 3.20 ; Christian Gripe 
2.20 Courad Warner 1.60 ; John H 
Rafleusberger 4 80 ; Su.sanna Hart- 
maaieO; Elizabeth Sherer 2.10 ; 
Levi Himes4 20; JN Gripe 50; 
Geo Garber 1.50; John Bfthke 
I 60 ; B C Mi.omaw 3.20 ; "Wm H 
Bjgi;s7.20; JohnRRiffie 3.10; 
E J Myers 1.60; Samuel Ream 2.00; 
Mrs E lua S Koppeofu I6.U0 ; Isaac 
Price 2.10 ; I G Ilarley 17.50 ; J 

"W Stein 2.70 ; Levi Longenr<'i<( r 
6 40 ; Asa Bsarss 1.45 ; Isaac Mill- 
er l.GO; S S HumniM- 20; I AV 
Stephen 2 35 ; Jacob Misbler 4.35 ; 
VVm S Myers 2.80 Levi Zumbrum 
70 ; Jas M Eelliott 3.00 ; Jesse Stu- 
debaker 3.00; Nancy Siuantz 1.70 ; 
Maria Zellner 100 ; J S Flory 5.00 ; 
D B Mentzer 12 60 ; Josiah Beegh- 
ly 7.00 ; Daniel Miller 16.30 ; beo 
W Cramer 1.70 ; Elias Latsbaw 
1.70 ; A Staluaker 2.00 ; SimeoiT 
Whiteraft 3.20: Rachel Tombiugb 
1.60 ; Geo Calahan 2 70 ; E D Book 
17.85; J W Filer 160; Allen 
Haws 1.10 ; HA Mnmaw 1.10 ; S 
S Hummert 20; Jolin Clinging- 
smith 16.75 ; Samuel Ryman 3,20 ; 
Leonard D Wagoner l.;':9 ; .John 
Kuriz 1.80; Daniel Glick 4.55 ; 
Henry Slingluff 1.40 ; C Secrist 50. 

10 Sherman St. Chicago. 



Waynesboro, Pa., 
.flauufacturers of Dr. P. Fahrney^s 
Blood Cleanser or Panacea. my26tf 

^ f ine trined, ) nw pri red. fnl ly warranted. CataJoguea 
giving full p.irtiriilarR,prir('t;,f fr.,Rr>nt free. 


664 to 694 West Eidith St..4:i»cilinaU. O, 

darks' jfi^nti- jQ ilious (jompound 

rifies the blood, and restores to the Liver its prim- 
itive health and vigor. It ia the best remedy in 
existence for the cure of Dyspepsia, Loss of Appe- 
tite, Soreness of Stomach, Sick Headache, Chronio. 
Diarrhcea. Liver Complaint, Biliousness, Jaun- 
dice, Oeiisumption, Scrofula, Catarrh, Rheuma- 
tism, Erysipelas, Salt Rheum, Fever and Ague, 
General Debility, Nervous Headache, and Female 


Was, for three years, offered for any caseoftfao 
above diseases which could not be cured by darks' 
Anti-Bilious Compound. 

It is sold by nearly every druggist in ihe United. 
States. Price, $1.00 per bottle. 

E. U. & C. S. CLARK 
2—25 Cleveland, O. 


Are those of Buffalo killed the latter part of 
November and in December. Such are now otm- 
ing' into market, and the best time to order Robei 
is during the winter months, being cheaper, and 
good Rubes more plenty. I have just made ar- 
rangements with a party to get from the Indiani 
for me a large supply of Indian tan Robes, all 
WHOLjc AKD siLw. All who Want robes should not 
declme sending because the winter has partly ad- 
T:inced. During the Spring large <lealers and 
speculators buy up the best Robes. And pricks 
portunity to get first-class Indian Robes may no 
occur again. Sead at once, before vou forget to, 
for my illustrated circular and price list, sent free 
AddreiB, J. S. FLORY, 

Groely, Cororado. 


SpeedOy cared by DR. BECE'.S only known and 
Bure Remedy. BTO CHARGE for treatmeni 
DutU cured. Call on or address 

Br. J. 0. BECZ, 112 Johs St., CincisMt}, Oi 



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On 2 inches, 5 per cent. 
'■ 4 " 15 " " 

On 3 iuchcs 10 percent. 

" 8 " 20 " " 


C'l'niplete vnlfune.s cif tlie (lospfl Visitor of v:irions 
j'l'nrs, inclndlho: soiiic of the furliest vr>Innies, Gev- 
i«uu a«d Jingli^li. I'"ur i>ai'ticuliirs address, 

H, J. KUKTZ, Poland, Obio. 

Live Agents Wanted 

To sell Ot. Chaso's Keceipes; or mfsrinatioD lor 
EverybtKly. in every county in ihe United Siatos 
ami Canada. Knlari^cd by the publisher to 648 
Images. It contains over '2000 househoUl reccipcs. 
and is suited to all classesand conditions of 8(>cie- 
ty. A wonderful book and a household necessity, 
It sells at sitiht. G-rcatcst inducements ever oflt r. 
ed to book ai^ents, Sami»Ie copies sent by mails 
Postpaid, for $2.00. Exclusive territory* given. 
Agents more than double theiriuoney. 'Addres- 
I>r. Chase*3 Steam Printing House, Ann Arbor, 
Michigan, uov 2 131 

Brethren's Encyclopedia 

Mimite=, collected nnd air:iiieed in jdi'li.ibetjciil 
order by Elder Henry Kurtz. Trice, bound in mus- 
lin, with Alexjiiidcr Pluck's writinss, §!.». In 
j'^niphtet form, without Mack's writings, $0.75. 

H. J. KUKTZ Poland. Ohio. 



This Snap is manufactured from pnrc materials, 
and as it'contains a larjje percentage uf Vegeta- 
ble Oil. is warranted fully equal to the best im- 
ported Castilf, Soap, and at the same time pog- 
sesses all the washing and clcansitig pr^'perties oi 
the celebrated Qcrman and French Laundry 
Soaps, It is therefore recommenced fornse in 
the Laundry. Kitchen, and Bath-room, and for 
general household purposes; also for Printers, 
Painiers. Engineers and Machinists, as it will re- 
move stains uf Ink, Grease Tar. Oil. Paint, etc., 
frem the hanas. INlanulactured only by 
4. 6, 8 and 10 Rutgers place, and 33 and S5 Jcf- 
erson Street . New York. nov 2 24t 



Intereliangeable Kindle and SMold Comljined. 

The handle i? entirely 
separate, oml may be 
used fur any iinmlHT of 
Jrone. It can br adjust- 
ed injtnutly. and bting 
provid'^d with a pliield 
t'te hf-.ud is completely 
protected frtin llie 
V '-t. No bolder is 
"red wiit*D n^ing. 
■; tbe Iron is beli;l* 
d. tisehandleninftt 
be det.'^f i-n. \. .■ v. ;.! '■©-'i lo ,Tny jiddr.^m, on re- 
ceipt of Br.ift or P. •^. Order for llie amount, citber 
of the fuilowing eels: 

Set No. 1—3 Irons of 5, (> and 7 lbs., 1 Landle, SLOO 
" 2—3 " 6.7uii,18)!js., '• 2.:i0 

S-3 " 7, 8aiul91l>5., '• S.tiO 

Nickel pl.itcd Iroi;», l.'jrts. i)er set extra. 
Any F>3ri}- ci-<?."-'n':r. f-v* KPts vfWi re- 
ceive oitc >>e$ e^i.a «ih u ^-reuiiu..^. 
Tliorosiguly rt.'i:;il)iu »„-eiits v.iiiUed. 

Add;--: ": ,' - ■ "<>?«<:*., 





On receipt of *2 and lliis mdvrrtisen.. uf. THK 
WEEKLY TRlbtiNi: w lM.o.-= n i . ^ , 
to any address until |ti?crmb -^ i>r r<T 

$12.50fiix<copies; for (22, elt:\ 'hlny 

one. -'' . ■ 

Aadresa, THETKIBUWE, Acw-Yurk. 


$:lj.00 lo ^1'. averaged pe'r 
day wiih these IMachines. All 
wood worker? sho«l i use them. 
I>0YS can noake $5 per day 
with them, besides learning a ' 


sample of sawing send 26 ets. 


yaxkke'sdkkam. "We send it 
by mail. Say where you rcail 
this, and address, for rrLL description. ^j 

W. P. & JOHN BARNES, ;• 
Box 2,0U, Roekford, Winnebago Co., Xllinos. 


FtjLTOif. Mo., Dee. 14th, 1874. 

Messks.W. F.& John Barnes, Kockford, 111.— 
Gentlemen: I sawed 110 frets fnv balustrade for 
portico, and 1^ brackets in first two days sunning. 
Every one who bus witnessed the workinu: of the 
Saw has pronounced it the most useful machine 
ever invented, I have been working from twelve 
to sixteen men. and have done all my shop work, 
(screll s.iwing) on your machine, running it diiily 
since I purchased it, and have paiil notliing for re- 
pairs. eX' e -t for saws, which amount wasconipar- 
alivoly small. Three weeks since I purchased 
soma importtil wood and some nice designs, and 
uriied my attention to fret work. Ih 'vea'veraged 
per»iay, sinc« that time, iJll.ftO. I know of no oc- 
cupation as pleasant and profitable for a mechanic 
to spend his winter days at as the above, Y'our 
niachiiie runs so ll-^htly and easily that it will not 
tire the naost delicate n an after a little practice; 
in fact I consider your luachine indispensable to 
any carpenter, liowevcr small his business is, as 
he can introduce the little machine to his scrap 
piie, and can make enough brackets in one week to 
pay for his machine. I consider my machine just 
as essential in my shop as a set of bench planes. 
Very truly. 


Architect and Builder. 

-8^ Address, for 'ullinformat ion . 


Pox 2,044. RocKFOKD, Illinois. 

Planing Mill Co., 

Located on tj|^ line of the Penna, Rail Koad and 
Canal at 


are now prepared to mannfactuce and furnish all 

kinds of 



Frame Stuff au Sizes & Lengths 

Call and see us. 




The Chihlreirs Paper is a neatly ilhistr.itfd papor, 
dtfvotM to the inHtnicrion of the children, liiily 
fwciity-five conts a .vo:ir. Premiums to ngents set 
tiiigupclitb!!. SuudstJintp forspecimen copy. Address, 

H. J. KURTZ, Poland. Ohio. 



On and after Sunday, November I5th, 1875, 
Trains will rnn on this road daily, (Sunday ex- 
cepted,) as follows: 

Traimfrem ITun. Trains from Mt. Dal'*. 

lingdon South. moving l^orth. 

Exrs. STATIONS. Exr.s. 

A. «. p. M. 

9 90 HPNTINODON 7 25 

9 O.i Lonir Sidlnir 7 20 

9 16 iMe(>onneUstown 7 10 

9 20 CJrafion 7 Oo 

9 30 IMarkleshurif 6 .M 

9 41) ("olfec hull 6 45 

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binds pajiers as received, and I'olds them in a per- 
feet vise; and, when full holds them as a com- 
plete, permanent Binding, as firm, durable, and 
neat externally as a regularly bound book. 

These Uindcrs are made by skill dwj'kmenof 
the best, bookbinders' materials, and in the most 
finished and durable manner. 

Our late improvemen' in the peculiar device fT 
fastening the c^rd ena'des us to use one much 
heavier, thus abiding greatly to the durability oi 
the ■ inders. 

An examination of them «ill show that papers 
Hre firmly held (in a vise formed by two thin strips 
of steel) in such a manner that no accumulation 
of papers can cut or tear out. 

We will »-nd them from our office, postpaid, 
made expressly for tho Pilgrim, with ihe title on 
the brtck. 

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A. righteous man reirardetb tha life o 
bUbiast."— Prov. 19:10. 

JSafety Collar Pads. 

Having patented, we now manufacture a new 
Horse Collar Pad. which we mail free of postage 
to any part of the United States, upon the re- 
ceipt "of 75e. fur a single one. orSl.^^Oa pair. They 
are light, handsome, durable, and comfortable to 
the hiirsc. They are ea ily fitted to almost any 
drauglit collar. We gu:ir mtee them to prevent 
horses' necks fntm becoming sore from use to 
Limber Pole, Wagons. Reapers. Mowers, l^c. .i 
Plows, Rollers or Seed X)riils. Remember that 
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 

Collars: "Scotch" or Hair Faced Draft Col- 
lars, $4 each or $8 a paii\ S)n>rt Straw Draft 
Cellars, $3 each or $9 a pair. Both kinds finished 
with Stitoiy Pads and delivered at Depot or "Ex. 
l>reHS ofiice on receipt of price. 

There is but small risk to send!^l,50or under by, 
letter, larger sums should be registered. No far- 
mer who knows tlie value of these pads, will con- 
sent to do without them, so say ourncigborhood 
farmers all. Do not overlook the collar. 
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.: .; .t^ liU St..Ciucma»ti. 

The Young Disciplr?. 

Edited by Sister W. A. CLARKE. 

Something new for our young folks, a sixteen 

f>agc monthly or four, four page weeklies in one, 
)eautifuUy illustrated, printed on gCKKi book pa- 
]>er, and fully adapteil to the wants iif our young. 
No. 1. uf tliis new paper for our young people 
will appear in the hist week of December and fill 
a great want in our church, that of a gnwl origin- 
al i>jiper suited to the special wants ot^ our young. 
anil sent to single subscribers at the low i»rice or 
T-'t cents: 6 copies for $;4.00: 10 copies $6.60, and all 
above that number, 60 cciils e:ich. 

Any one sending us 6 names will get a copy free. 
Agents wanted everywhere. Send for sample copy 
and prospectus. Address. 

Box 50, Iluntiiigdou, Pa. 


The PiLGUiv Is a Cliristian i^eno^lieal. devoted 
to religion and moral reform, li w 11 advneate tn 
the sj.irit ol love and liberrv, the prinelple* of 
truet_:hr ptianity. lirunibau'^h Jirotiiers. Eilitora 
and jiubllshers." Elders D. 1'. Sayierand Leoa- 
ard Furrj, Corresponding Editors. 

Single eojiy, jifi- auniim $1.60 

Eleven copies, pertiniium 16.00 

, Box .50, HunUsgdeu, Pa. 



"Remove net tlie Ancient Landmarht which our Faihm-s hane Set.'" 



! $1.66 a Year in Advanee. 

The Pikrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA JAN., 25, 1876 

The powoi- of continued efforts is 
Leing faor'e fully undevstood tLan in 
foiTiier years. Experience, practice, 
science, and the gospel all harmonize 
in teaching this important truth, and 
the more practical world lias made 
good use of this knoivledge long"^ ago. 
In all TTorldly engagements we are 
fully convinced of the utility of perte- 
vcring efforts. The farmer, the me 
chanic, the merchant, the lawyer, the 
stone mason, and all others, depend 
not upon the fii-st effort or stroke, hut 
on Ihe continued and sometime even 
on the last one. If this is so, and 
they, as a rule, have not heeii disap- 
pointed, why should the minister of 
thegospelbe an exception? Wliy should 
he, at the first effort, •spect te see the 
fruits of his labors, or souls sonverted 
at the first sermon ? Is not the heart 
compared to a rock and the "word" 
as a hammer? "My word, saith the 
Lord, is as a hammer that breaketh in 
pieces the rock." If this figure is a 
true tfne — and who will deny it? — can 
we expect anything else than a contin- 
ued application of God's hammer to 
subdue and break in pieces the flinty 
and siuf nl heart ? 

We just now remember of hearing 
Eld. D. P. Sayler any — or reading it — 
that he once stood by and seen an 
Irishman strike twenty-three success- 
ive times on a rock without any per- 
ceptible eff'dct, but on striking the 
twenty-fouith time the rock fell in 
pieces. Now we do not believe that 
the last stroke done all the work, but 
it was the decisive one ; it took just so 
iiany strokes to break the rock and 
one less would have been a failure. 
So it may be in preaching. The fiist 
s«rmon may be as powerful and as ef- 
fective as any that Jt.ay precede it, 
but the work is too great for one 
stroke, the heart is tco hard, it must 

he shivered into pieces, and to do this 
it must be struck all around. The city 
of sin must b6 besieged all around 
and then stormed. 

We are glad that the Brethren have 
caught the spirit of this great truth, 
and now instead of running our min- 
istering brethren around, on a wild 
goo3e chase, their efforts are concen- 
trated, and the result is, souls are 
more abundantly brought to Christ. 

The brethren arc almost everywhere 
adopting this idea, not because other 
churches have done it successfully, 
but because it is in harmony with the 
spirit and teachings of the scriptures 
aud the apostolic practice. 

These things are encouraging, and 
we hope that the time may soon come 
that every gospel means of bringing 
souls to Christ will be made available, 
that our church may put on a bolder 
front, go forth in the glory of its pow- 
er from victory to vict ory, until the 
good pleasure of our God may be ful- 
filled amongst us. 


A brother of Nebraska says : "I 
shall send you more money soon and 
a few more names if possible. I 
want to see if I can treble m y list 
for you, to what it was last year. It 
only takes four more 1o do it." This 
brother sent us a pretty good hst last 
year, but see what he is doing for us 
this year.- It should be remembered 
too, that this is in the giasshopper 
district where the people know some- 
thing about hard times. But not- 
withstanding all that, they will rtad 
and pay for it too. There is a great 
adieu made about hard times by many 
of our patrons, and it is a fact, that 
money is not as plenty as it used to 
be, but theieis something about it 
we cannot understand and would lie 
pleased to have an explanation. We 
hear the greatest complain.: as a gen- 
eral thing of hard times and scarcity 

of mouey, from snme of onrbest farm- 
ing communnitios. We have in our 
mind now several places, where we 
will likely lose one-third of last year's 
patronage, and tliey attribute the 
■cause solely to the scarcity of money. 
We have in our miud also a number 
of places, where everything was des_ 
stroyed last y«ar, that our list, is al- 
ready doubled. They say we had 
hard getting along, but now we are 
blessed with au abundant com crop. 
In some of these localities even this 
season again, their crops have been 
partially destroyed, yet they seem to 
think they are highly favored, al- 
though they have hut little else than 
a corn crop, and cai? make money 
enough to pay for the church papers. 
Now why is it that brethren and sis- 
ters in such cu-cumstances support 
our papers, in many instances 
more hberally than those liviag in 
the midst of plenty ? If any brother 
or sister can solve the problem, we 
should be glad to hear from^them. 

J, B. B. 


There is no part of the Pilgeim: 
r$a(] with more interest than that un- 
der "Miscellaneous." We hope to 
keep this up during the present year 
with increased interest, and therefore 
caU upon all of our readers to aid us 
by sending such items of news as will 
be of general interest to our readers. 
These should always be wrirten on a 
separate slip of paper, or in such a 
way that they can be readily detached 
from business matter, &c. Please re- 
member this and you will confer upon 
us a considerable favor and save inter- 
esting items from going into the waste 


There is nothing that falls so sweet- 
ly upon the ear as good words. No 
matter what our business may be, we 
net enjoy it unless we derive seme 



pk=;i£ure from the pursuit of it. Some- 
times wliile humuig llie mid-niglit oil, 
■we are made to tliiuli, Oh, how unen- 
durable would be the toil, were not 
our labors appreciated Of late, we 
have received ruaur words of encour- 
agement, and what makes it better 
still, they do not come alone, good 
deeds come with them. They are not 
those empty sounds which say, "be 
ye warmed and be ye filled" without 
giving the means wherewith to do it 
but they are good deeds followed by 
good words. A large number on ac- 
count of the scarcity of money, had 
concluded to try and get along with- 
out the Pilgrim, but when it ceased 
coming they missed it so much that 
they say they would rather do on two 
meals a day, than t-^ be deprived of 
the pleasure of reading it. 

We are sorry dear brethren and sis- 
ters that you are necessitated to make 
so much sacrifice to obtain it, yet we 
are glad that it does you good, and 
that you cannot be without it, as we 
trust in the end it will more than re- 
pay you for all your trouble. From 
such and all similar toker.s of appre- 
ciations we are greatly encouraged in 
ourlabors and will endeavor to double 
oiir efforts in trying to give to our 
reader* a paper worthy cf their 


For the last ten days brother J. 
Wise was with ns, or in our congre- 
gation, holding a series of meetings 
at the above named place. On ac- 
count of urging office duties we did 
not have the pleasure of attending 
more than a few mee+ings, but learned 
that they were all well attended. 

Coffee Kun meeting-house is situa- 
ted in the southern end cf the James 
Creek district, on the Huntingdon & 
B. T. E. E., close to the Coffee Eun 
station. Several years ago we built a 
good house there since which time 
the meetings were well attended and 
considerable interest manifested. The 
brethren at that place, being anxious 
to have a series of meetings, secured 
the services of brother Wise, who 
came according to promise and 
preached eighteen successive ser- 
mons. He labored faithfully in the 
good cause and many were made to 
feel^thc necessily of casting their lot 
with the people of God. At the close 

of the meeting four wevemacle willing 
1o come on( on the Lord's side and 
were baptized. 

On Monday evening he again called 
at the Pilgrim office and remained 
with us during the night. On Tues- 
day morning, Jan. 18th, he took the 
train for home. He expressed him- 
self well pleased with his visit to the 
James Creek congregation, and we 
feel sure that our members were 
equally well i^lcased. 


Mr. Talmage, editor of the Gfiris- 
tian at Worl; says although ho has 
nothing to do with the publisher's 
department of the paper, yet when 
passing through his office in going to 
the editorial rocyns, he sees him pick- 
ing out of one mail the names of six 
or seven or eight hundred subscribers 
it throws him into a state of exhila- 
ration. We do not wonder in the 
least. If we could pick one-third of 
that number out of our mail each 
day for several weeks it would make 
us feel glad, perhaps as much so as 
Mr. Talmage. But we must be con- 
tent with reading poor and jMtiful ex- 
cuses about hard times and all this 
sort of thing. Of course we bear it 
all with patience 'nhen it comes from 
those who are really pool', and indeed 
when we book the name of a brother 
or sister that we have reason to be- 
Ueve is poor, there is an inward con- 
sciousness of right that gives us 
pleasure. But then this will not 
support our families and jjay our 
debts and we hojjc our brethren and 
sisters who are able and can pay will 
make us glad by sending in their 
names. Now if each one of our pat- 
rons who are now i-eceiving the Pil- 
grim would send us just one name, 
which could easily l>e done if the 
proper effort were made, we would 
be made glad on the reception of our 
mail. Will you not do so ? Please 
throw us into a state of exiiilaration 
just'onc. J. B. B. 


Last week we were compelled to use 
an inferior quality of paper also about 
an inch short. This week we have 
our regular paper again which is 
made to order and we believe will 
render good satisfaction. - 


As there seems to be a misunder- 
standing about our terms of clubbing 
the above papers together, we make 
the following explanation : 

In our dub terms, we offer the Pil- 
grim and Yovng Bisdvle for $2.10. 
This offer does not include any per- 
centage, hence those who have sent 
us §1.G0 in full for the Pilgrim, we 
send the Young Disciple for 50 cents, 
which makes S2.10for the two papers, 
but when agents send us the names 
of PiLGRiji subscribers for whom 
they paid us only 31.45 we <vill be to 
have 65 cents to make up the 32.10. 
Agents and those accepting the club 
terms will please notice this, that for 
the papers we must have §2.10. Those 
who sent us $1.60 for the Piloeim 
will have 60 cents to pay for the 
Young Disciple, but those for whom 
was sent, only §1.45 will have 65 cts. 
to pay for the Young Disciple. 


Our stock of Almanacs are all sold 
and have orders for over a hundred 
more. We have ordered some from 
brother Quintcr but do not know how 
many he can spare us. As long as 
wo have any between us we will have 
the orders filled, but the proliability 
is that the supply will be short of the 


— We have on hands a number of 
good essays and the cOuti'ibutors need 
not become discouraged if they do 
not appear right away, and cease to 
write. Send them along. They will 
appear as soon as we can make room 
for them. 

• — We will likely stand in need of a 
foreman in our office in the Spring, 
and if any of our readers know of a 
young .nan who would likely suit us, 
we would be pleased to correspond 
with him. A member of the church 
or one that woulcl be interested in 
our work ] referred. 

— Agents sending in lists and the 
papers not received in a reasonable 
length of time should write us, as 
there has been a number of letters 
lost and we have been accused for 
negligence. We have sent the pa- 
pers as promptly as possible to all 
th« subacribers recaired. 



— Brother J. A. Clement of North 
Georgetown, Ohio savs : "Our series of 
meetings is now over and we had 
quite a refreshing time and a large 
addition to the church. But as you 
will hear from others of this meeting 
I forbear giving particulars." 

— Bro. F. W. Dove of Jonesboro, 

Tenn., Jan. 6th '75, says: We are 
having a good meeting going on here 
in the Pleasant Valley congregation. 
Quite an interest is felt both by the 
members and outsiders. Twelve have 
already joined and there are prospects 
for more We will give you a full re- 
port in the future. 

— Bro. Samuel Murray of Hunting- 
ton Co., Ind., Jan. 14th says says, 
We have had only a few cold days 
yet this winter. It is now very pleas- 
ant. The Spring birds are singing 
merrily around bn-ther Herdma'n's 
home where I am writing. Wheat 
is growing nicely. Clover and grass 
are coming out and looks green. Far- 
mers a)e plowing. The roads are 
very bad. The health seems to be 
good at this time. 

— Bro. Samuel Murray of Hunting- 
ton Co., Ind., says : "When I think 
that 69 years of my life is past, I 
know that my race is nearly run. 
may God help me to run it so that I 
can say as did Paul, "I am now ready 
to be offered." There has been a 
great change in my faii;ily in the past 
year. Last New Tear's day my com- 
panion was with me, but now I am 
left alone. Brethren and sisters re- 
member me in your prayers. We 
commence a series of meetings this 
evening to continue as long as we 
think profitable. We expect brother 
D. Tonce and a young brother B.i.shor 
from Mo., to assist in the services." 

— Bro. Christian Hope in a letter 
dated Jan. 7th, at Norristown, Pa., 
says: "I can not tell yet when we 
will start to Denmark, as mv wife is 
still sick. Our child which had been 
sick is now well. Brother Stein is 
here this week. He is on his wav 
South. I find the brothren here full 
of love and interested in our mission 
and the conversion of souls. Bro. 
Stein has a very large and interesting 
meeting here at Hatfield. His dis- 
course on true Christian union on 
Saturday evening had a great effect 
upon the large congregation. I no- 
ticed many outsiders weeping. Hope 
our dear Father will use our brother 
as an instrument to convince many 
souls. I wish the choicest of our 
Father's blessings to rest on our 
dearly beloved Pilgeim that you may 
keep yourself and others in the an- 
cient landmarks. 

— ^Bro. Wm. Fink of Sandusky Co. 
0., says : I read several articles on the 
Lord's Supper and I coHld noi eome 

to any conclusion in reference to the 
matter. Some said Christ ate it in 
Jerusalem in the temple, and some 
said in the house of Mary and Mar- 
tha where Lazurus was raised from 
the dead, and some say in a large up- 
per room in Bethany. Now in almost 
all these places it is called passover, 
but the Scriptures say positively that 
Christ did cat the Lord's Supper with 
his disciples in that night in which he 
was betrayed, and he must have eaten 
it somewhere. Then too, I think there 
is a disorder in the church while one 
party eats beef and another lamb. 
Then again one party washes feet by 
the single mode and another by the 
double. I think this leaves the door 
open for division. I wish some brother 
could explain tliis subject so it could 
not be contradicted nor gainsayed. I 
think it might be the means of bring- 
ing about a union." 

— Brother G. E. Baker of Altoona 
Iowa says : I think yOur excellent 
paper is doing a good work in and 
and outside of the church, and I shall 
labor to have it more extensively circu- 
lated in the future. We are having 
quite an awakening in this part of the 
church. Ten have recently been bap- 
tized and others have applied for mem- 
bership. My prayer is that the work 
may go on until all are converted 
whom the Lord may call. We should 
like for more eastern members to 
eome and settle amongst us. Wehave 
a good country situated near Des- 
moins City, the capitol of the state 
and the great railroad center of the 
state. We have good land, good 
health, plenty of coal and timber, in 
fact every facility that we could wish. 
We cordially invite any of our dear 
members wishing to move west to 
come right here. Lands and farms 
are cheap, from 20 to 40 dollars per 

— Brother Amos West of Batava, 
Iowa, Jan. 14th says : I will drop 
you a few lines in regard to the Pil- 
geim as I sent you a few subscribers 
for your valuable paper before Christ- 
mas and have not received any paper 
yet. I feel very much at a loss with- 
out m.y Pilgeim friend. I hope it 
will not be long until it will make its 
weekly visits again. 0, may the Pil- 
geim friend make its weekly visits 
to every family of the Brethren, and 
bring the truth as it is in Jesus the 
friend of sinners. 

O, may we all as a band of brethren 
go on and strive to serve the Lord, 
while it is yet called to-day with us 
for when the night of death comes no 
man can work. O, may the Pilgeim 
friend be instrumental in doing much 
good in the Master's cause and in 
bringing sinners home to Jesus. The 
h> alth in this locality is generally 
good this winter. This has been a 
very warm and pleasant winter s6 fe,r. 

W. A. claeke, editeess. 

By permission we occupy a little 
space in the Pilgeim to urge upon its 
readers our claims for the Young 
Disciple. All who have seen it and 
have wrote us seem highly pleased 
with it and have expressed their wil- 
lingness to work for us, but some be- 
cause they did not receive a prospec- 
tus do not feel at liberty to do so. 
We will here say, that the aid of all 
who feel friendly to our work will be 
kindly appreciated. In sending ( ut 
our prospectus we done it at random, 
not knowing who would work for us. 

— TouNG Disciple, issue second, 
Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be ready for 
mailing next week. Will not all who 
are interested in having good reading 
for our young folks go to work and 
send us aU the names you can P The 
next numbers we expect to be an im- 
provement over the first and as our 
prospects brightenandourlist increas- 
es we will endeavor to improve. 

— Samjjle copies of the Totjng Dis- 
ciple will be sent to all who may 
wish to see them, and also prospectus 
to such as think they can get us a few 

— Oar agents in soliciting subscri- 
bers will please cut the numbers of 
the ToirN5 Disciple apart, and show 
how it makes four pajjers for each 
month or one a week. 

— Doa't forget our terms. Siiigle 
copy 75 cents ; 6 copies |4.flO ; ] cop- 
ies ^6.50, and all above that number 
63 cents each. Any one sending us 
6 names at 75 cents each will get a 
copy free. Address Young Disciple, 
Box 50, Huntingdon, Pa. 

— Some of our patrons do not seem 
to understand how the Young Disci- 
ple is to be published. For the in- 
formation of all such we will say that 
it will be published and mailed but 
once a month, but each month's issue 
will contain four papers, one paper 
for each week in the month. Some 
Rave requested us to send it weekly. 
This we cannot do as all the numbers 
of one month must be published and 
sent out at one time. This arrange- 
ment has been made to make it suit- . 
able for Sabbath schools. By cutting 
each monthly issue apart it makes 
four nice papers, one for distribution 
each Sabbath in the month among 
the pupils. We hope this wiU now ^-le 






"Set your affections on thinscs above; 
not ou "the earth." — Col. 3 : 3. 

Now it came to pass after many 
days, Ibat the people had grown 
lich, and after they grew rich they 
bejfaa to lust after all the things 
ot this world, and especially to be 
renowned among men. And it so 
happened that their minds became 
BO engrossed with ihe things of this 
■world, that they waxed very want- 
on, so much so that they desire the 
tilings of this world more than the 
thi.ngs of God, and so they failed to 
walk in the ways of God, and iu 
the path ia which their fathers 
* trod. 

And it also came to pass that the 
elders and ministers <jf the people 
became very fond of cmolumeats, 
and very desireous that their purse 
and their scrip should be provided 
from .some source — not tbe'r own — 
Sayin'z that the "laborer is worthy of 
his hire," and in consequence tberof 
they became very haughty and 
proud, and abounded in sayings that 
tickled the ear, but savored not of 
the things of God, and bad not 
"their affections set on the things 
above, hut on the earth." 

Again it came to pass, when the 
people had gro ,vu very rich, and un- 
Hierous, and had scattered through- 
out all the tribes of the land, that 
they be^an to look on the children 
of the tribes of the world, and see- 
ing that they were comely to be- 
hold, they began to say within them- 
selves, that our children shall be 
like unto their children, and .shall 
be as comely as the children of all 
the other tribes. 

So then arose Jone — Pride — and 
began to say, as our children are 
comely and I'eautiful to behold, let 
your's be so likewise. So he iu- 
augeratcd a system called fashion, 
and induced many to adhere to his 

And it so happened that when 
the people saw that their children 
had become beautiful, by serving- 
the god fashion, they be2:an to say 
atter this manner. Inasmuch as 
our fathers lived in a time wln^n 
this king did not reign, they of 
course had not these thing* to con- 
tend with. But inasmuch as we 
live in this day, and this age of the 
word, our children must of course 
live accordingly, and more over we 
do not see that it makes any differ- 

ence, for they will return to their 
God in due time, let them enjoy 
themselves while they are young. 
And so it came to pass that when 
the children began to fall into the 
ranks of the king fashion, that they 
began to join all societies, secret and 

But no marvel, for we learn that 
it is Wiitten by them of old, that 
in the latter days, periless times 
shall come, and the people will be- 
gin to wax wanton, and the love of 
many shall wax cold, and they will 
produce from among themselves, 
teachers having itching ears, and 
they will seek more to please men 
than to please God. And 
inasmuch as the people have all 
gone astray, let us inquire of the 
Lord if he has not done as of old, 
saved from the tribes, even twelve 
thousand chosen people, and if bo, 
let us hear their counsel, and as ene 
of old has written, "be ye followers 
of me even as I am of Christ ; let 
us follow after them whithersoever 
they go in the paths of the Lord, 
But those of adverse minds that 
have formed a league with the king 
of thid world, and have in conse- 
quence failed to cry against the 
whole council of God.'' Lee them 
depart with their own, for they are 
no more known of the people of 
God, they have become eastranged 
on account of becoming eontemna- 
ted with the kings of this worW. 

Much more might be written ou 
thi.^subject, but judge ye, yourselves 
whether these things be true, or 
whether they be untrue, and wheth- 
er ye. have pure religion and unde- 
filed baf<,'re God, and are keeping 
yourselves unspotted from the 
world, if .so well, but if not so, set 
your house in order and cease to be 
a stumbling bluck to the people of 

Come out from among them and 
be ye a separate peple saith the 
Lord, cry aloud and spare not — not 
even those of your own household, 
but declare the whole council of 
God, and "remove no more the an- 
cient landmarks which cur fathers 
have set." 

Now the acts of the people of 
God, tiie fir?t and the last, are they 
not written in the minds of all 
these that know them, with all 
their reign and their might, and the 
times that went over them, and all 
tlie kingdorji of the countries." 

*KefEerenoe is licre had to the time 
when the chuvohes were not so cor- 
j.upto(l with pride, as they now are. 

31exico, Lid. ' 



L God's love to us, is beyond all 
c^mpreheusion. In Him we enjoy 
all things. 

2. Those who are against their 
own bodies, cammit a griveous of- 
fense, &■ d defile the temple of "The 
Living God." 

3. The reason so many look upon 
this world as a "vale of tears," is 
because they never look up from 
the earth, but are always minding 
the things pertaining tlierrto. 

4. No other initiating rite is so 
beautiful and appropriate as that of ■ 
tha Christian religion, in which we 
have the immersion in water as the 
emblem of the new birth. 

5". It is a cause forthanklulness, 
that we are not housed in a mortal 
body, for all eternity, but that only 
for a moment, as it were, do we oc- 
cupy such a tenement, and then go 
to spend eternity in an immortal 

6. Those who are inclined to 
find fault with God's dealings with 
them, should remember, that he is 
under no ob'igations to man, but 
that man is indebted to Him for 
everything, and but for His great 
mercv, the creature would ever be 
banished from the Creator. 

7. Christ, born in obscurity, nur- 
tured in poverty, dispised by men, 
persecuted and put to death by those, 
to whom He went about doing 
good ; now exalted to the throne of 
God, with the seat at His right 
hand, to be the judge of the world. 
How grand the reflection ! 



At last I resolved to continually 
pray that if there was a God, for sat- 
isfaction to my soul, just prove it to 
me in some way. Thus I continu- 
ed for three weary, weary mouths 
the whole of every dsy, and almost 
the entire night, with e\ery breath 
tliere was a silent pleatling prayer. 
On the 1st of O-.^tober, after days of 
increased desperate, death-likestrug- 
g!e.«, the God of all wisdom and 
mercy took compassion and clearly 
manile.stcd his existence througli 
the loving interposition of an 
unmistakable special |)rovidence. 
While under great trial, David pro- 
phetically ami I rust i ugly said, ''Lord 
thou hast hci.rd the desire of tl;e 
humble; thou wilt prepare their 




hearts, thou wilt cause thme ear t^ 
hear." Psalm 10. Words canuo'' 
describe my relief upjn its realiza- 
tion. "Then the Lord is a God of 
judgment : blessed are tliey that 
wait for him." Xow my spirits 
brightened — I then really believed 
I knew enough about God to last 
me forever ; and nothing more was 
necessary to complete my conver- 
siou. This being bat a flimsy fouu- 
dalieii upon which to anchor fo 
future peace, the all-wise God [lerr 
mitted mc to be assailed by the 
wDrld, the flesh and the devil. He 
had now fully chosen me in the 
needful "furnace of affliction" that 
my trembling and shrinkinsr spirit 
might trust alone in him. Trials of 
this kind long made me more cast 
down fend hopeless than ever. I 
increased in i(. Then I concluded 
to read and compare my feelings 
and trials with the book of Job. 
My heart-felt experience soon taught 
me to know there ouca lived such a 
being ; and that I could at last sym- 
pathize with hill, and fully appre- 
ciate his straitened and afflicted con- 
diiion. Oh ! how my heart did 
then sorrow for this poor old man 
whose sufferings, trials, and even ex- 
istencs [ ^ad once iguorantly doubt- 
ed. Then I knew the band of God 
was upon me. I openly acknowl- 
edged it. Now my spiritual state 
made my heart more and more sen- 
sitive to all tiiose trials of the world 
whfire health would often fully 
nerve one to bear with a measure of 
indifference and strength. To vary 
my sufferings, and render me more 
depgnden', ever and anon I would 
be visited by days of repeated par- 
oxysms of neuralgia, which would 
further unnerve me 

Thus I continued intensely tried, 
suffering and c^^rafortless till the 
close of December 26th, 1869 ; when 
I providentially heard these words 
read aloud from a book called "Ex- 
perimental Religion," viz : "That 
God always chooses those things to 
draw a person to him which will 
afflict them the most."' With much 
emphasis and eagerness I quickly 
remarked to the reader, what did 
you say ; is that there ? The book 
was then handed me for examin- 
tion. Being late at night, I had to 
suspend my reading till next morn- 
ing. I was much comforted there- 
by. This book fully satisfied me 
that God was wisely using my af- 
flictions and trials purposely to draw 
me to him. I now felt resigned to 
isis loving kindness and wisdom ; 
aad began to realize that he had 

other things to teach me. J then 
felt that I must closely and prayer- 
fully "search the Scriptures" and all 
religious books,tiiat I might oecome 
wise unto salvation. I had long 
been a reader of all such things; 
but without receiving any special 
spiritual impression. Many of these 
same books I again rea<l. Of this 
nuniber, I sooc re-perused "Mason 
on Self-knowledge." My heart was 
just then in that state to appreciate 
and receieve its truths and graphic 
descriptions of our bosom sin.s — 
"original sin" — sins common'to all 
hearts before conversion. While se- 
riously perusing its familiar pages, a 
number of its various truths enter- 
ed into my heart as a two-edged 
sword, showing me that I possessed 
different hidden sins previously oa- 
kncwn to my blinded eyes and 
benighted heart. I then stood con 
victed before God's pure and search- 
ing eye. ' ' '''' ' ' " 

Never had I been accused of 
these sins, nor had I before felt 
their presence except two things — 
my besetting sins, anger and pride; 
which I had kept concealed. (Job's 
besetting sin was anger* Job 3 ; 1, 
and Moses' beselting siu was the 
same. Psalm 1C6 :S2, 33.) I could 
not doubt my possession of all of 
them ; for I then unceasingly fielt 
them in m^ thoughis and very 
looks ; and actually trembled when 
I had to speak, lest my words might 
betray their sirrful nature. This 
was Januaiy, 1870. Oh ! the heart- 
breaking cunvictious during this 
month. "Know thyself" is a wise 
injunction bmding upon all unre- 
generate mortals, for all hearts are 
"deceitful above all things, and des- 
pei'ately wicked." All hearts pos- 
sess the same kind, but not the 
same quality of sins. On this sub- 
ject, read Psalm 33 : 15. My awak- 
ened state was produced by the en- 
trance of the spirit of truth, accord 
ing to the Scripture, whope illum- 
ination shed its rays into my dark- 
en d mind ; which then unmistak- 
ably led me to view the lurking and 
hidden deceit of my proud heari 
and part blinded eyes. Some may 
very naturally enquire why it is 
that certain ones suffer more than 
others. And it justly seems to them 
that such objects must be most sin- 
ful. As God causes it to rain upon 
the unjust as well as upon the just, 
so he often wisely ciuses the more 
perfect and exemplary ones to suf- 
fer as rnuch or more than the. evil. 
Job was the most perfect man that 
ever lived. Nothing can exceed his 

tortures and straits. God in wisdom 
and mercy, occasionly makes those 
selections, and performs such acts 
for wise purposes — not only tor the 
heightened good and usefulness of 
the subject ; but for an example to 
outside persons far and near. Take 
notice of this you careless world- 
lings ! He uses, prepares and pros- 
pers his work in his own good way 
and time. 

As a verification of this fact, the- 
prophet said, "so shall ray word be 
that goeth forth out of my mouth ; 
it shall not return unto me void, 
but it shall accomplish that which I 
please, and it shall prosper in the 
ihings whereto I sent it." Isaiah 
55. Iq 2 Tim. 2, it reads that "in 
a great house there are not only 
vessels of gold aad of silver, but al- 
so ot wood and of earth." By this 
we are to underBtaud that as some 
are fitted with more stability and 
inward strength to endure trials 
than others, God chooses just such 
for his special use. He makes his" 
selection by looking at the heart 
and not upon the outward appear- 
ance. Some vessels (persons) are 
made of that material which a 'sev- 
en-times" heated furnace would on- 
ly consume, [wooden vessels) or htr- 
den (eart/(P?i vessels) instead of purg- 
ing a way the dross as the crucible 
does from the gold and silver. God 
Knows whom to choose; and never 
causes any to suffer beyond that 
they are able to stand. "He tem- 
pers the wind to the shorn lamb." 
However, all human beings have 
their own work to do ; and each 
one has to work cut "his Own salva- 
tion with fear and trembling" — all 
are to "press forward toward the 
mark for the prize of the high call- 
ing in Christ Jesus. 

But one thing is sure, the more 
we are led or required to suffer for 
him, the greater the blessings. Read 
2 Cor. 1: 4, 5, 6,7. Yet it is 
binding upon all to serve God to 
their fullest capacity ; then he re- 
wards every man according to the 
works of his hands. If he sow spar- 
ingly, he will reap sparingly. ^11 
are required to reap the same truit; 
but ail have not the capacity, and 
are often so unwilling they "hide 
their talent in the earth," thus fail- 
ing to produce its rich quality and 
full measure. Some bring thirt)'- 
fold, some sixty, and ,=!ome a hun- 
dred. St. Mark 4. Were we all 
to do the besi we can, having God's 
righteous counsel for a rule of our 
daily aeiion, we would not only c-x- 
perieuce more peace ; but would 


T H L P i L G K I M 

(]r:cn and goi.dtieps to us in every 
b^*'!fhiiig he witlihdliis or brstows, 
arid tvery trial and afBiel'do he vis- 
its upon us. "To <iie pure, all 
ti ii gs are pure." T() jllu^tratf : 
Wl.en we become fully C' nvtiied, 
cither as a vtsBi-i of gold, Silver, 
vood or earih. all is just -did riglu 
to the illumiiiaieri mind, luid icbew- 
f(l isatiire. W iiut at first sounded 
weak and n(jD-efi>eiitiai. beoomes ail- 
iiuporiaut t'> an enlightened under- 
BiaD<iing. Then it is proven that 
"he doeth all tbing's well." 

Becoming lu possession or my 
self-knowiedge, I was thus enabled 
to clearly discern the hidden sins 
and ehort-comings of my friends far 
and near. The wisdom of the ser- 
pent and harmlessness of the dove 
are thereby felt. Oh ! bow I did 
solemnly and silently lament the 
nature of sin; how 1 did then un- 
derstand the justice of God for en- 
tailing sorrow and suffering upon 
mankind for the disobedience of our 
first parents, Adam and Eve. But 
thanks be to the Father for the gift 
of his only begotten Son, who died 
for us, that we by following his dai- 
ly footsteps might become cleansed 
from our manifold sins ; and if faith- 
ful and obedient to his example and 
all of his commandments, we are to 
reign with him in heaven. This 
world, with all my friends (myself 
included) I found to be amazingly 
full of sin. I was to grieved in 
view of this sad and heatt-breaking 
reality that I felt that Oh ! that 1 
had wings to fly away from this 
sinful world and be at rest. After 
I fully and clearly difcerned (God 
reveals this discernment to the il- 
luminated minds) the forbidden 
and manifold sins of my friends, I 
would often silently plead with God 
to know why it was that I who had 
for years been conscientiously striv- 
ing to be upright and worthy had 
to suffer more ihan thrse who were 
openly sinning against heaven and 
earth ? As 1 often did when I was 
))leading with God, I opened my 
Bible at random and my ey(s rested 
upon this passage : "Blessed is the 
man whom the J.ord afflicts." I 
then flit that I was an olj^cf of his 
special favor and love. With this 
new and glad surprise, I heartily 
feized upon this precious and cou- 
Boling assurance. 

The prophets, Jeremiah and 
Ezckiel speak of the extent and 
de|)th of the wickedness of the heart 
thus: The former says it is "de- 
ceitful above n"! '' ii-gs, and deaper- 

it ly wicked ; who lan kriow it?' 
Ti!e la !er says ii is "cUatuheiS of 
imagery ;" and the deeper you 
search (iown into it tLe greater 
abominations you find. J am a 
witness to tlii«. With tiie guide 
and counsel of God's Bil)le, all 
there abominations and deceit can 
be rrmovtd faraway from all heaits 
uiili pence, "isdum and ri^hteou!-- 
netS enchroned tliereiu. W( re God 
to deal with every man, while upon 
earth, according to the natuie of 
their sins — "original sin" — hosoni 
sins, there would be woe, woe upon 
this whole laud. But in his wis- 
dom and loviug-kinduess, he gently 
woes and pleads with them by that 
monitor conscierce to come unto 
him and be saved. And when he 
puts forth Ins baud to convict of the 
nature of sin, he mercifully sup- 
poits and restores comfort to his 
mourners. Convictions are instan- 
taneous and of different degrees ; 
and conversions are as a gradual 
and transforming work. Agreeable 
to the general tenor of Script- 
ure, if persons refuse (ihey can 
quench or grieve away tlie spirit) 
to be convicted of sin (they then be- 
ing free -a gents) and its nature while 
upon earth ; in eternity, their unfor- 
given and unsought sins will rise 
up and condemn them openly. 

(To be continued.) 



"Blessed are the pure in heart : 
for they shall see God," says the 
Savior, (Mat. 5 : 8) "And every 
man that hath this hope in him pu- 
rifieth himself, even as he is pure," 
says John, (1. 3 : 3) which implies 
that the purity of heart or soul, is a 
great work that must be done, by 
man himself by the grace or means 
God gives him to do it with. We 
have a number of scriptures bearing 
on this subject, such as, "brethren, 
give diligence to make your calling 
and election sure." And, "workout 
your own salvation with fear and 

Wfien the Savior was among men 
on earth, he fully demonstrated the 
tact, that while "God sent him into 
I he world, not to condemn the 
world, but that the world ihrougti 
him might be saved," man himself 
must wwrk out his own deliverance 
through the means he provided for 
I hat purpose; and ttii* consists not 
in !t'or6?5 said, but in deeds done; 
(or, "Not every one that saith unto 
me, Lord, Lord, (hall enter into the 
kingdom of heaven ; but he that 

diieih tlie will iif my Father which 
is in heaveii." G'd being puie, n<ne 
but tliey that are ,,ure can see him, 
or enter in where he is. Hence, the 
pure in heart are blessed, for they 
shall see G'd ; and whosoever has 
this hope mi him, will purily himself, 
even a» God is pure. , Then liOw, 
Rod by what meaiis the work of pu- 
rification may be done, is, and 
should be our vital concern to know; 
for if we must purify ourselves, it ia 
of the importance that we 
know how. Blessed be God, we are 
not without the means, and prece- 

Peter says, "Seeing ye have puri- 
Jied your soids." Here we are as- 
sured that in the time of the apostle 
there were some who had purified 
their souls, also of the means by 
which the purification was attained; 
in obeying the truth. What is 
TRUTH ? asked Pilate. 7hy word 
is truth, said Jesus to his Father. 
The gospel of Christ is the power 
of God unto salvation to every one 
that believeth. It is the word of 
God, and "t's quick and powerful, 
and sharper than any two-edged 
sword, piercing even to the dividing 
asunder of soul and spirit, and of 
the joints and marrow, and is a dis- 
cerner of the thoughts and intents 
of the heart." The obeying of this 
truth throxigh the Spirit unto un- 
feigned love of the brethren^ purifies 
the soul. Note: Ttje truth must not 
only be known and believed by a 
mouth profession, as some claim sal- 
vation liy professed faith alone, but 
it must be obeyed through the Spir- 
it, from the heart, as Paul has it. 

Obeying the truth embraces every 
command or precept of the gospel 
of Christ, whether it be moral, spir- 
itual, or ordinance ; leaving no mar- 
gin to esteem one above the other. 
Obeying the truth means doing the 
truth, doing the things the scrip- 
tures teach, whether it be to love 
God with all the heart, &c., or to 
love his neighbor as himself, to re- 
pent, believe, be baptized, to pray, 
to fast, to give alms, to avoid every 
appearance of evil, to have no fel- 
lowship with the unfruitful works 
of darkness, not to be untqiially 
yoked with unbelievers; but to 
come out from among them, giving 
our bodies a living sacrifice to God, 
and not to be conformed to the 
World, but to be transformed by the 
renewing of the mind, &c. In 
short, doiuf.' every command of the 
f;t*pel, including washing the saints' 
fi^ft, the Lord's supper, the com- 
mimioD of bread and wiue, the sal- 




utation of tlie I oly kifs. Ail, all 
must be obeyed through the ISpirit, 
for we niubt wotsi.ip God in Spirit, 
and ill trinh. 

I presume it is well understood 
that, excel ting ^''^ command to love 
G< d with all I he liesrt, &o., and our 
fellow man as ourselves, the eom- 
tuands can be done, obo3-ed, bodily, 
or as l6on7efimep say, mechanifally ; 
that is, as a man may perform even 
bard physical labor, yet his n.indor 
thouglils may not be in tiie work. 
The farmer may hold his plow han- 
dle;^, and follow it around his field, 
while his thoughts may be faraway 
from the fCene of his labor; the 
same may be said of all physical 
labors. Even (>• cay we pass through 
1! series of religious performances. 
We may go ihrouj^h a deceit form 
of kneeling in prayer; go through 
the ordeal of baptism, washing the 
disciple.s' feet, eat the Lord's supper 
together, and even break the bread 
of communion together, with no 
mi7id or spini in the work. I say, 
it may bo sodoi>e, and all reflecting 
minds will at once comprehend it ; 
and in case the indh, the viord of 
God, is so obeyed tiio soul wMl not 
be purified through it. But to obey 
the t!ulh through the Spirit of God 
which Jesus said will kad us \". all 
truth, &c , our spirit bearing wit- 
ness with the spirit of God that he 
and we are one, we so obeying t!:e 
truth will have our souls pin ified 
uvto unfeigned love of the brethren ; 
by which ive know that we have 
pas.-ed from deat , unto life, because 
we love the brethren. 

Tie brethren are those who do 
the will of the Father v. hich is in 
heaven ; obeying the truth eij'iiiis, 
loving these xcith a pvre heart fer- 
vently. Paul says our love miist be 
without dissimv.latio%. Sometimr^s 
our iove seems to be \iy jsrks. We 
love much when all is well, and 
gi-es well, and more especLilly when 
our brother's surroundings are am 
pie. I often think of the eounsf^l 
my mother gave me at the time I 
was called to the ministry. She said, 
"Now, Daniel, you are called to 
preach. A certain kind of fisb, you 
know, follow large waters ; so with 
the preachers ; tbey generally tol- 
jow the brethren who live in large 
houses. The bsbit is contagious; 
take heed that you do not contract 
it." Many times when I am out 
preaching and the brethren pilot 
me among the large house brethren, 
my mother, though long defd, ?/e< 

A purified, soul will love with a 

pure Lean fervemly, and not with 
di8simulaii>)n, the brethreu because 
they are brethren, and are brethren 
because I hoy obey the truth, and s > 
purify their souls also. And, blcs?- 
ed will ho t!ie pure in heart, soul, 
and mind, f '-r they shall see a pure 
God ; see him as he is,.aiid shall he 
like him. To do this, will a pure 
God grant us the needed grace? 


The time between the biting of an 
auima e by a uiad dog and the rhu'.v- 
iiig signs of hydrophobia is not less 
than y days but may be 9 months. 
Afcer ibe animal has become rabid, a 
bite or sciatch with his teeth upon a 
person, or slabber coming in contact 
with a sore or raw place, would pro 
duce hydroivtobia just as soon £S 
though he had been bitten by a mad 
dog. Hydrophobia can be prevented, 
and i will give you what is known to 
be an infallible remedy if properly 
administered, for man aiid beast; a 
dose for a horse or cow should be four 
times as great as for a person. It is 
not too late to give the medicine any 
tiite before the i-pasms come on. Tne 
firrt dose lor a person i^ 1^ oz. Ele- 
campane root, bru sed, put into a pint 
ot new milk, reduced to one h-ilf by 
boiling, then taken all at one dose in 
tne morning, fasting until afternoon, 
or at least a very light diet after sev- 
en houis have elapsed. The second 
dose the .'ame as the first except take 
2 oz, ot the root ; thi»d dose same as 
the last, to he taken every other day. 
Three doses aro ail that is need d, 
and there need be no fear. 

'J his 2 know from my oion experi- 
ence ;&hA Ikt.owof a number ot'oh- 
er cases where it has bee:i entirely 
successful Tnis is no guess ^ork. 
Those person- to whom I allude were 
biite.i by tieir own rabid dogs, that 
had been bitten b) rabid dogs, and 
were penned up 'o see if tbey wou!d 
go miid; iLey did go mad, and did 
bite the [.er-sons. This remedy has 
been used in and abi ut Philadelphia 
for 40 years or longer,- with gieat 
success, and is known as ihe good- 
man iemedy. lam acquainted witii 
a physician who told me that he 
knows of its use for mcie than 30 
years, and never knew a case ;hai 
failed, where it was properly adminis- 
tered. Among otiier cases he men- 
tifned, one was where a number of 
cows ha' been biiten bv a mad dog; 
to half the number they administered 
this remedy, to the other half, not ; 

the latter all died with hydrophobia, 
while those that took the Elecampane 
and milk showed no signs of the dis- 
ease." R. C, SlIOEMAKIiR 

Montgomery Co., Pa. 


There is danger that Christian 
parents fail in believing prayer. 
They pray for the conversion of 
their children ; no answer. More 
[>rayer, and roOre'deluy iu the bless- 
ing. How long can you bold oat 
in such piayers? Faith is a stay- 
ing quality, a quality fur a long 
race. God's way in convening our 
children is crdinarly, I am inclined 
to think, not the way of our hope 
and our anticipation. A gentleman 
from another city wrote me, a short 
time since, an account of a young 
man brought up by christian pa- 
rents, and early united to the same 
church with them, who had fallen 
into a sad lapse of moral-, and left 
his home. He said he had never 
fancied him much, and added : "You 
see he has turned out badly." I 
wrote him back that "he had not 
turned out yet ; that this lapse v'.as 
not the end, that it was not only a 
sad accident, that it was God's way 
of bringing iu a better and moia 
gracious end, and that ray cor.''es- 
pondent had pronounced premature- 
1/ upon the i.rsue of that parental 
training." Never give up praying, 
and never give up hope. Yjur eyes 
may grow dim in the death-shades, 
without f-eeing your answer, and 
you may see iu the clear vision of 
immorial day wmr joy and hope 
fulfilled.— ^e?;. 'a. L. Stone, D. D. 


Your calling O Christian, to for- 
sake, in reality, the world and its 
spirit: to die continually to your 
COD upt nature, and all the sinful life 
of self; to converse night and day 
with God in your hearts, in the exer- 
cise oi' true jjrayer. Pray much and 
speak little. 0, let me particularly 
recommend to you that sacred, gentle, 
and j.eaceful si enee, which God and 
all his saints love so much ! The 
spirit of ]( quacity is the bane of all 
leligious society, the extinction of de- 
votion, occasions confusif n of mind, 
is an abuse of time, and a denial of 
the divine presence. 

Behold the fruit of sacred silence! 
It gives time, strength, collects dne3=, 
prayer, liberty, wisdom, and the s ci- 
ety ff God, and a blessed and peace- 
ful state of mind. — Ihe Christian. 





'iFor we kuow that the whole creation 
groaneth and travaileth in pain until now. 
And not only they, but ourselves rIso, 
which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, 
even we ourselves groan within ourselves, 
waiting for the adoption, to wit: the re- 
demption of our body." 

The apostle, in this declaration, 
presents to our mind very clearly, 
the lamentable effects of sin upon 
all created things, both animate and 

If we noticft the language which 
Paul has employed, in thus address- 
ing the Romans, we see that he 
uses the strongest and most em- 
phatic terms — groaneth and travail- 
eth in pain — expressive of the most 
intense agony. 

We read that, after the fall of 
the human family, God cursed the 
ground and caused it to bring forth 
thorns and thistles; oonsequeutiy, 
everything that was created, groaus 
and travails in pain. The vegetai)ie 
kingdom, the animal kingdom, all, 
are the recipients of the curse. 

There is something wonderful in 
the consideration of the effects pro- 
duced by sin. The flowers bloom 
ouly to perish. The velvet lawns 
and verdant meadows, once an em- 
blem of life and happiness, become 
withered. The stately oak of a 
century's growth parts v^ith an au- 
tumn leaf, and as it falls from its 
high habitation to its transient 
abode, it speaks of decay. 

On earth there is no eternal day; 
no everlasting spring echoing with 
life and music. Disease and sorrow 
tell us of the grave. The lamb and 
the kid can no more lay down to- 
getlier with the leopard, until the 
day of final retribution, when all 
creation shall exist in innocent pu- 

The inspired writer might have 
abridged his sentence by omitting 
"travaiktlj," and have it to read 
thus : For we know that the whole 
creation groaneth in pain until now. 
But we fiu«i that this would not 
fully express what he intended to 
set forth. He wished to tell us that 
the whole creatiou not only groans, 
but that it also travails; signifying 
tliat creation gives birth to sin ; and 
that, as the massive wheels of time 
roll into eternity, so will sin pro- 
gress and exist in all created things. 
AH are born with a sinful natnre, 
and the seeds of this evil soon veg- 
etate and briiig fcrth corrorponding 
fruits. There never l^as leen one 
instance of an inimaculate human 
being since the lall of Adam. Eve- 

ry man sins, and fjins, ion, after the 
similitude of Adam's transgression. 
Adam endeavored to be independ- 
ent of God ; all his oflsprirg act in 
the same way. Wheii these degen- 
erate children of degenerate parents 
are detected in their sins, they act 
just as their parents did ; each ex- 
cusf s hituself and lays t!ie blame on 
another. "What iiast thou done?'' 
"The woman whom tboii gavcst mo 
— SHE gave me, and I did eat." 
'■What hast THOU done?" "The ser- 
pent beguiled n e, and I did eat." 
Thus it is extremely difficult to find 
a person who iugenously acknowl- 
edges his own traiisoression. 

We might ask ihe question, why 
is the whole creation (ermitted to 
groan and travail tugetber in pain ? 
When God gavo the positive com 
mand to our parents in Eden, not 
to eat of the forbidden fruit, he 
knew while addressing them that 
they would disobey. We cannot 
i-ay that the Infinite Being caused 
the fall, but we can say that he per- 
mitted it. When the Christian gels 
to heaven he will enjoy a greater 
degree of happiness, than if he had 
never known the efliects of sin 
Man having to pass through sin, 
kn"W9 the necessity of a new birih, 
which is to be based not so much on 
the ground of a moral lapse, in par- 
adise or elsewhere, as upon the in- 
snfSciency of the mere life of nature. 
We are born blind to spiritual 
tlungs and need to have our eyes 
opened — not that they were once 
opened, then shut, and must there- 
fore be opeued again, but that they 
never were opeu(d till washed in 
tho pfiol of Siloani. 'Master, who 
did sin, this man, or his parents, 
that he was born blind ?" Jesus an- 
swered, "Neither hath this man sin- 
ned, nor his parents ; but that the 
works of God mig'it be manifest in 
him." John 10. In this miracle of 
opening blind eyes, we have a brief 
exhibition of the plan of salvation. 
We must be born again, not be- 
cause we were once born, in Eden 
or elsewhere, and then unborn, but 
because we never were horn of righi- 
eousness at all, until born of the 

Man receives the natural image 
if God when he is born naturally ; 
the spiritual image when he is horn 
spirit\ially. God created man in 
his natural image uatuially, in his 
spiritual image polcntially. That 
i-* to say, he made mankind, (Gen. 
1 : 27.) and thussiamped upon the 
race a typo of himself. He gave this 
natural image as a matter of actual j 

possession, and made the race capa- 
ble of attaining the spiritual image, 
which according to Paul, consists of 
righteous and true hclinets. (Eph. 
4 : 24.) Our first nature is earthly, 
our second heavenly. The first in- 
clines to earth, the second to heav- 
en. As we are born without knowl- 
edge, though capable of attaining 
it, so are we without holinew, 
though possibly attainable. We 
are in bondage, and thus ever liable 
to sia, until emancipated by God's 
free Spirit. 

Bad men j»re men with moral na- 
tures as yet unJeveloped. We know 
that the work of Christ in redemp- 
tion was a finishing work, rather 
tljan a matter of remedy — a scheme 
devised, not to bring man back to 
some imaginary starting point, from 
which he had fell in Eden, but 
rather to bring hioi forward from 
an imperfect stage to some place of 
glory "dark with excessive light," 
as yet uuattained. We understand 
from the language of Paul that, 
what the first Adam was we are, 
and what the second Adam was we 
are to be. "And so it is written, 
The first man Adam was ma<ie a 
living soul ; the last Adam was 
made a quickening spirit. Howbelt, 
that was not first which is spiritu- 
ual, but that which is natural, and 
after that which is spiritual. The 
first man is of the earth, earthy ; 
the second man is the Lord from 
heaven. As is the earthy, such are 
they also that are earthy ; and as is 
the heavenly, such are they also 
that are heavenly. (1, Cor. 1.5 : 

Having said sufficiently enough 
respecting the natural aod spiritual 
image of man, I will notice the pur- 
pose of sin. As we iiave previously 
remarked, God did not cause the 
fill of man, but v»'e C:in safely say 
he permitted it. We know all 
things were, are, and forever will 
be possible with God. When all 
God's people are redeemed and 
saved in heaven, it is my opinieu 
that they will enjoy a greater degree 
of hajipiness, than ever our fore-p.i- 
rents did in their paradisaical state. 

It is a strange view of some, that 
God cannot in any way use evil f >r 
his own glory. It is the end had in 
view that makes an object good or 
bad — the intention, the ultimate 
moiive. What to us, with ba>i in- 
tent, would be wicked, to God with intent, would be holy. Wit- 
ness the ease of Joseph in Egypt. 
He said fo his l)rethren, "But as for 
you ye thought evil ag-iiust aie, but 



God nioant it nntog.'Oi]." The oiid 
Joseph's l)ifcthreii bad in view was 
the gratification of au ill-disposed 
pa-sion ; the end that God bad in 
view was to give the world a Mes- 

"When Saul says that (life whole 
creation groanetfa and travaileth in 
pain, he does not mean that, they 
are evil within themselves, or that 
it groaacth wi:hin itself, bnt that it 
is Fimply existing under the effects 
of the curse, which God oast on 
all the eailh. 

To call all nature evil within it- 
pelF, and not even potentially good; 
to assert it blasphemous, to suppos* 
the present mixed state of things on 
the earth in accordance with the di- 
vine purpose, an(i then to pronounce 
this ttiixei' state all the result of sin 
— one individual human act, per- 
petrated about six thousand years 
ago; to suppose that God brought 
the sublime work of creation to a 
oomplete end, and that the devil — 
whatever he may mean or be — step- 
ped into the arena of existence and 
caused all nature sinful Or wicked 
within itself, is a method of explain- 
ing divine justice essentially irra 
tioual, and therefore uuiatisfactory 
to the religious mind. The imag- 
ination cannot compass such an idea. 
It unmights the Almighty, and 
makes the devil almost omnipotent. 

Theie is light in what some pec- 
pie call chaos, if they only had eyes 
to see it. There is a great deal in 
the heart itself to determine the 
beauty and value of external nature. 
Byron, without the least claim to 
personal piety, could say, in one of 
his poems : 

"There'smusicmthe sighing of a reed; 
There's music in. the pushing of a rill- 
There's music in all lihings, if men had 

Their earth is but an echo of the 


It is a suggestive fact, that while 
wicked men, in admiring the won- 
ders and beauties of creation become 
almost devotional, and are very near 
awed into ecstatic reverence, grave 
divines who are set up for the de- 
fense of the glorious gOispel, will 
sometimes quietly sit down to rea- 
son about what they choose to de- 
nominate "total depravity ;" get 
about finding fauit with all they see 
in the word of God — proaouncing 
it bad, and for the most part, the 
work of the devil or his agents. 

j^atural evils— suffpriog and death 
in the creation, are not the result of 
moral evil, for they existed before 
it. Job was jfSicted. His misera- 
ble cumicrters attempted to impress 

him with the view that all these 
afflictions were lieeause of liis -sin. 
Job very read 11/ confessed that he 
was not perfect, but s* ill maintained 
his cause, by urging that suffering 
may be disciplinary, or allowed for 
reasons to us incompirehensible, and 
is not of necessity always inflicting 
punishment. The L ^rd's testimony 
to Job confirms this view. To the 
Temanite he said, "My wrath is 
kindled against Ihee, and against 
thy true friends; for ye have not 
spoken of me the thing that is 
right, as my servant Job hath." 
Alas ! there are so many Temauites 
still, pleading tliat all natural evi! 
is God's curse for sin. The question 
is still asked in Zion, "Master, who 
did sio, this man or his par;)nt«, 
that he suffered ?" 

I will now close by ni ticing very 
briefly, that tiie Christian has to 
groan under sin as well as the un- 
godly, and the ihauiraate part of 
creation, notwitlistaudlng he is re- 
deemed and pardoned of his sin. 

'•Not only they ;" (he creatures 
which unwillingly suffer, or are 
perverted and abused through the 
sins of men. "But ourselves also ;" 
true Christians, who are born of the 
Spirit, and have the foretaste of 
heaven. "Groan within ourselves;' 
under the evils which sin still occa- 
sions us. "Wailing for the adop- 
tion ;" when the body and soul, 
freed from all evils, shall be reuni- 
ted, and bo peifect in holiness and 

Oh, the Christian's cl.aiacter! 
How my mind aspires to the hill \:l' 
imagination where pleasures ever 
grow and flowers of delight are ev- 
er bl(i.-.miL:g. 

Before the Chiistiaii reaehts the 
blissful shore of immortaiity, he 
will be most sevf-rely afflicted and 
wonderfully distressed ; but these 
afflictions, comparatively speaking', 
are but for a moment, and work for 
him a far mrre exceeding and eter- 
nal weight of glory. To him they 
are productive of much good ; they 
dispel tlie poisonous vapors and re- 
store purity to the atmosphere. 
Notwithstanding he is covered with 
snow and drenched with floods of 
sorrow, the grace ofGod is working 
its own way towards the complete 
renovation and sanctification of his 
soul. Under the^e wintery snows 
and rains are buried the seeds of 
those roses which will blossom in the 
spring of e'eriiity. 

Undub'edly it W' uld lie mo>e 
c ngeoial to tlie feelings of the ri.,ht- 
eous man_. if he could always enjoy 

perpetual sunshine while he is trav- 
eling tlirough this vale of tears ; but 
when the tempest is violent, and the 
stones of hail aru dashing against iho 
earthly mansion, and the wit.d^ roar, 
he can take shrlter under the "R ck 
that is higher than I," until the 
st'irm of life is terminared m an eter- 
nal ca'm. 

As the man of God journeys on- 
ward, he comes to a rough and barren 
cjimtry of burning sandy plains, 
where he can see no living ?taf,ure ; 
but scattered hones and flinty rocks 
tell him that he is not ti.e only trav- 
eler who ha J steered his course that 
way, aud that it is not only a barren 
desert, where he c 'uld expect no 
friendly shade in wiiich to repose in 
hi? weariness, but a laad of thievo ; 
and robbers, where many travelltrs 
have lost their lives. 

The food on which the Christian 
subsists is not the produce of the 
country in which he sojourns, but it 
comes down from above. He quench- 
es his thirst with the water that flows 
from the grand reservoir inide- tho 
throne of God, through golden pipes, 
down to the valley of homiiiati m. 

What a great reward is laid up 
for the Christian, though he groans 
within himself when he waits IV.r the 
adoption, to wit : to make hncwn the 
re/iemp'ion of his body. O, the un- 
speakable joy aud happiness of spend- 
ing his last houis on earth in behold- 
ing jhe land of promise, gazing upon 
the beauiifiil floweis that bloom in 

Notwithstanding his mortal part is 
laid in ihe grave, yet -nhen Christ 
who is ouv life shall appear he shall 
be like him; for this corruptible must 
put on it corruption, ar.d this morr^d 
must put on immortality. Then i-haU 
he <-x;]aim, 'O death, where is thy 
sing? grave, where is thy vict:;- 
ry i'" The mortal garment is taken 
off by the angel of death, aiul he is 
clothed in white, with psaims in his 
hands in l;oken of victory, and crown- 
ed with g'ory and honor, he lives in 
the presence of his God for ever. 

"The stars shall fade away, the sun him- 
Grow dim with age, and nature sink in 

But iJwu shalt; flourish in immortal youth, 
Unhurt amidst the war of elements, 
The wreck of matter, and the crush of 

Having been somewhat lost in tho 
fie'd of imaginaiinn, I have said moie 
than I expected, therefore I will close 
by saving, that if God has buried a 
do'i er me ning in his holy word ihaa 
I ' y riy imperfect method of excrresis 
hav ! en able t > unfold, I leave the with you, hoping you Ayiil be 



fli'le to unde'-^tand when t'le dav of 
perftct res itution i-i come, wi en ihe 
inys ery of i^iiq^iity shall stand d\%- 
c osnd in heavt-n, amid tie happy 
sbrong of jist me!i made perfect in 
thill beauti u! song of sfrritual voices, 
wheroi I ihe 1 fty tchoes of the mii^d 
shall roll ba 'k e ernally c )-re9|ionsive 
to the fi SI utterance oi the heart, the 
adoiing ti eme wil be 7e Denin 



Thong 1 the Savior be high, yet 
tath he respect uiUo the lowly, though 
he IS emiueiitly tlie Ingh and lofty 
One thai iiihabitetb eternity and who 
dwelleth in the hit^h and Ijoly place, 
vet he dwel!eth al-^o wiih him that 
is of a coiitrito and huinUle Spirit, 
to revive tiio spirit of the humble, 
and to revive the heart of the con- 
trite ones. God resistelh the proud, 
he sciirns ths ,<pi it of the liaughiy 
ones, but he raiseth the poor out of 
the dust and lifteth the needy out 
ot the diingiiill. Though he says 
that the hSughtiness of men shall 
be brought low, he declares he will 
look unto him that is j>nor and 
of a Contrite spirit, and trembieth 
fit His word. We have a thousand 
evidences that whilst God plentiful- 
ly rev.ardetli the proud doer, be is 
observant to bless the humble, pro- 
tect the innocent, to revenge 
tlie wrongs ot the oppressed, to 
punish even him who needlessly 
wrongs one of his creatures ; for 
his tender mercies are over all his 

It partakes of infidelity to ques- 
tion God's comprehension of min- 
ute tlii.-ics, and tlu minor affairs of 
men. Great is Jeho^'ah says the 
Psalm'st. His greatness isnnsearb- 
able, his under^tinding is iufiuite, 
he telletii the number of the stars, 
he calleth them all l)y their i ames. 
Who is like unto the Lonl our God 
who dwelleth on high, who hum- 
bleth liimrielf to behold the things 
that are in hfaveii and on theeaitli. 
It is a condescension, but verily he 
thus Condescends and in bis super- 
vision ')f human atl'iirs, he not on- 
ly set'eih and putieth do-vn kings, 
but be lifteth up the meek, healetb 
th(! broken in heait, and bindeih up 
iheir wounds. He giveth to the 
beast his food, and to the young ra- 
vens which cry. Sdith he, I know 
all tlie fowls of the raountains and 
all the wild b< asts ot the field are 
mine. It I were hungry 1 would 
not tell thee, for the world is mine 

and the fullness, tlcici f. Jvsus 
asl>ed a," not t 'osparrows sold for 
a farihi-'g? Are they not so small 
and of li tie value as to cnmmai.d 
id price, less than half a cent apiece? 
Yet saiih lie, trifling and worth 
notliing as you may e-teem then, 
litile Sjiarrovs to the earth, God 
will be observatit of the transaction 
and the guiltj party will be made 
to suffer for the cruel act. Call this 
special Providence or not, as you 

Then God directs attention to the 
flowers and the grass of the field. 
God clothes the grass wh'ch is for 
to-day only and to-morrow is de- 
stroyed. He adorns the lily to ex- 
cel in beauty and splendor even sol- 
emn in all his glory, yet as the 
poet sing-. 

"Born to blush unseen. 
Or waste their sweetness on the des- 
ert air ; 
Yet over the vast prairies everywhere. 
And far up tlie inaccessible craggy 
mountain sides. 
God observes, and clothes, and adorns 
them every one. 

Thus God argues and thus he im- 
presses the 'act that God exercises a 
care over his creatures, especially 
over those who pray and trust in 
him. The very hairs of your bead 
aie numbered. He has then a far 
greater care over you than you have 
over yourselves, for who would at- 
tempt the impraeticab'e task of 
numbering the hairs of his bead. 
Then is any one tired, oppressed, or 
perplexed, cast your care upon him 
for you are assured that be careth 
for you. Be not tempted to think 
that as God has the oversight of the 
vast universe, that he therefore can 
not conde cend to notice tiie obscure 
and unworthy individuals. His 
ca.e at large is not more assured 
than his care in the S[)ecial and in 

I articular over those wiio trust, hini, 
and cast their care upon him. He 
caret b for them, cast not away 
therefore your confidence which 
hath great recompense of reward. 

We regret to observe a growing 
disposition to disregard the doctrine 
of a specially overrulimj Providence. 
Atheism of course rejects it. Ma- 
terialism rejecitH it. Modified Chris- 
tianity, but hesitatingly and spar- 
ingly admits it. There are hun- 
dred's (>f professing christians in the 
chuiches who admit as in the Lord's 
prayer ihe existence of God — 
but they seem to regard biin as sit- 
ting supreme in utter indifference 

I I Ihe inirnedia'e affairs of men — 
leaving things in general to take 
their course if not their fate. Tl ey 

1 consider the jifreat machinery of bis 

not one of them is forgoiten before 
God, not one of them can fall to the 
g'-ouud without the notice of your 
Father. Should any one in wan- 
t muess strike down one of these 
admiiustration moving on as gener- 
al laws, whi st be has no special 
care fitr the parts or individuals. 
If one dies it is btciuse his time 
has come. If one fails, it is either 
bis fault or his misfortune. If one 
rises and succeeds in life it is as luck 
would have it. 

A certain king who had commit- 
ted a great wrong, adopted this theo- 
ry and aimed thus to screen hisfiult 
and pacify his conscience by saying, 
the swoid devourtth one as well as 
another, but how soon did bis siu 
find him out and bring upon him 
the divine displeasure and retribu- 
tion for the blood of the innocent. 
Just here we are reminded tliat in 
raanv places, h^th in the old and 
the New Testament it is declared 
that God searcheth all hearts and 
tries (he reins of the children of 
men, aud in one place this reasun is 
given that be may give every man 
according ti the fruit of bis doings. 
Again he will bring every work in- 
to judgoieut wbeiher it be good or 
whether it be evil, and the urspel 
announces a day wlien God shall 
judge the secreis e>f men, and will 
bring (0 light the hidden things of 
darkness and make manifest the 
counsels of the heart. All this ac- 
cords well with the evidence that 
God careth for all his works. 



Behold I come quickly ; hold that .'ast 
which thou hast, that no man take thy 
crown. Rev. 3 : 11. 

This language of tiie Reveiator is 
applicable to us at the preseit day 
for it is indeed calculated tVr all 
Christians in all a.;es of ibis world. 
The righteous ai.d wicked are plac- 
ed together in this world, and the 
Master lias commanded bis servants 
to let both the taies and the wlieat 
grow together until the harvest.-— 
•'And in ihe time of harvest, I will 
say to tiie reaper.', gather first the 
tares and bind them in bundles to 
lurn them, but gather the wheat in 
toy barn.' Mat. 13:30. As the 
righteous man must sojouru with 
the wicked in this vale of tears, liis 
soul like that ol righteous Lot, is 
couiiuually vexed by their wicked- 
ness, aud very often, if be is not on 
his guard, l.e may be carried away 
by the alluremeute of this world, 



anil tlierel>y loso Ms crown (if lifo 
and liis proDiigrd Diausion iu the 
sLibin^; courts of heaven. 

Satan whom Paul says '"Is tlie 
Prince and the power of the air, 
and works in tlie cliildren of diso- 
bedie^ce," is c(>uliniially working 
through his agents t > induce tlic 
hunilile follower of the meek and 
lowlj Savior, to rtjeot the word of 
God, and instead thereof wor^^hip 
the god of this world, that he may 
share the fate of the wicked in eier- 
nal wee. He is an enemy to G d 
and therefore tries to deceive ilis 
followers. He even has the power 
of transforming himself into an an- 
gel of light, and the scriptures say 
we shonld not marvel even if Lis 
ministers appear as the ministers of 
light. So the Savior would admon- 
ish us to hold fast that we have, 
that no man take our crown. This 
crown we should value above every- 
thing else and we should give up 
our lives rather than lose this 
crown. "For what is a man profit- 
ed if he shall gain the whole world 
and lose his own soul ? Or what 
shall a man give in exchange for 
his soul ? 

Oh the value of the soul and yet 
people will be so careless as to al- 
low themselves to be catried away 
with the sinful pleasures and vani- 
ties of this world, knowing at the 
same tiue that the cost thereof is 
their precious and never dying soul. 
Such wretched creatures are like 
ioolish Judas of old, who for thirty 
pieces of silver, betrayed his Lord 
and Master into the hands ef wick- 
ed men and thereby lost his soul and 
crown in heaven. It was with Ju- 
das like some at the present day. I 
do not believe Judas knew what he 
Was doing. He knew that Jesus 
had power to deliver himself from 
•his enemies which he believed he 
would do, and he would not only 
get to see another of His great mir- 
acles, but would gain to himself 
Borne of the filthy lucre of this 
world which Judas had a strong 
desire for j but alas ! he found to 
his sorrow money would not save 
his poor soul. He had betrayed his 
Lord and seeing what was about to 
befall him, for he repented, sb he 
brought agaii the pieces of silver 
to the priests, and upon their refusal 
of the same, he threw them down 
in the temple and went away and 
hanged himself. For thirty pitcts 
of silver he let the wicked lake lis 

Eeader if you have been a ser- 
vant of the most high God, have 

tasied of his g'uid wi rd, have sal 
together with ihe s.iinls i : heavenly 
p'aces in Clirist Jesus, a»d having 
tiie promise of that crown cf life iu 
glory, will you uov for the s'nful 
pleasures o! the world allow the 
tame to take ynur cruwn ? Is not 
Your soul of more value than all 
the riches aod lioui^r of world? 
Some are so foolish as to think when 
I hey have an object in view they 
may go out"i the chuich nuiil they 
gain the olj( ct of their wishes and 
then come back without mucli trou- 
ble, but alas! they are sadly, yea 
woefully mistaken. Let the wick- 
ed take your crown and it is not 
easily gained again, and such poor 
creatures must suffer loss. Oii how 
great is that loss ! It is heartrend- 
ing to see one who has been a model 
of Christianity, one that has been 
zealous in the cau?e of the Master, 
fall away and let the vain of this 
world take his crown. 'It is enough 
to make the angels weep, and saints 
mourn that such a one must be cut 
off as a withered branch from the 
vine to be cast iu the fire and burn- 
ed. So the Lord has commanded 
and so the church which is his 
body must do. "I am the the true 
vine" says the Savior "and my Fa- 
ther is the husbandman. Every 
branch in me that beareth not fruit, 
he taketh awa) , and every branch 
that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, 
that it may bring forth more fruit." 
John 15 : 1-2. Dead branches will 
not be left in the true and living 
vine. They must be cut off and be 
deprived of their crown. They 
lose that pure and white robe, which 
is reserved tor she righteous, when 
all their troubles in this world are 
over, and when they are done with 
time and timely things, when their 
carnal pleasures are all over, they 
must take up their ab(;de with the 
unrighteous and await the final 
doom of the wicked in that lake of 
eternal despair. They too, like the 
rich man will begin to cry and pray 
when it is too late. Then how they 
will wish they had been obedient to 
the Savior and would have held fast 
to the doctrine delivered to the 

My dear yountr brethren, let us 
hold fast to what we have, keep 
ourselves unspotted from the woilJ, 
lest we too lose our crown and share 
the a^ful doom of the nngfidly. 
We are more apt to be drawn away 
by the allurements of the world 
than our older brethren who have 
stood the storm for many years 
and who must Boon be called to 

pass over the Jordan of .h-ath Let 
us rrmendirr the future irlory of 
the cl uicii rests upon us. Let us 
I egin now to figlit manfully the 
baitlci of the Lord amidst a proud 
atid perverse geiieratinn. Let us 
lake for eiir example ti-.e righteous 
of ( Idei) tines, how they c 'nter.ded 
for the true worshi[) of Ood and 
ftared not all the scorn and perse- 
cution a wicked weirlJ could beep 
upon them, for they loved their 
God more than their own livos, and 
knew the ranre trihuLilion ihev eu- 
dund iu this world the btigiiter 
would their crowu he in heaven, ' 
When I Contemplate upon thit 
bright crown, that unspot(»d robe, 
and all the [>leasures and joys of the 
New Jerusalem, I am made to ex- 
claim, Oh, may I die the de>th of 
the righteous anel may my last end 
be like theirs. Qh may I be hold- 
ing faet that, that I have when Je- 
sus shall make his appearance in 
the clouds of heaven, with the 
voice of an arch-angel and Lhe trump 
of God, taking vengeance on them 
that know not God and obey not 
the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Who shall be punished with ever- 
lasting destruction from the pres- 
ence of the Lord and from the 
glory of His power. 


It was along the shores of the Nile 
that the papyrus gru-<y. Fri m this 
p'aut the Egyptians manufacture the 
utensils of life; it entered largely 
into iheir wickel woik, ar.d it was of 
this that their boats were made, ai d 
of this the little ark wa^ constructed 
which bare the infant Mcfes over 
the waters. His moihirtook an aric 
cf bulrushes (the papyrus p'ant)and 
daubed it with s ime and pitch, and 
put the child meriti. Bui this plant; 
was most generally used f >r the pur- 
pose of making t'le ma'erialon which 
the Egyptian wrote, whence our word 
paper. Their public documents, 
their private epi-^tle^, 'he recoids of 
their couns and councils and corpor- 
ations, were inscihedup n the papy- 
rus. It was to this papyius p ant 
entering so greatly into the economy 
of the Egyptia 18, 'hat the prophet 
Isaiah referred -Rhen. in pionnu ic- 
ing the judgmeut^ of G-d agiinst 
Egvpt he says : "The paper reeds bv 
ttie brotks. by the mouth of the 
brooks, shall v. ither, he driven awaj 
aud be no more." Nov nonce how 
this piuphecy has been fulfilled. 
You may go through the land of 
Egy|.t and no vesiigeof this papyrus 




Poi.0, Mo. \ 
Jan. lltb, 1876. j 

Bro. Brumbaugh : — 

I have just 
returned irom accompanying brother 
C. G. Root, who visited the Bretii- 
ren of Carroll county, of this State 
We started on horse-back from our 
homes uear Polo on the 24th of 
Dtc, last, and arrived at the house 
of friend David Harris, near Man- 
deville in (he evening, where weex- 
pected to have preachiug, but were 
disappointed, as he had not received 
our letter early enough to make the 
necessary publicaiion. On Christ- 
mas mor-uiug we journeyed over a 
beautiful and rich territory in a 
south-eaptera direction, by way cf 
the neat and thrifty county seat 
of Carroll, to the little settle- 
ment of Brethren at Moptons Mill. 
Here we our Christmas dinner, 
and a pleasant time. Ahho' the 
venerable elder had been written 
to, he did not recive the letter and 
was therefore taken by surprise. 
Elder Metz's health has been poor- 
ly for a long time past, but not- 
withstanding this, be aroused him- 
self and appointed a meeting for 
the evening. Brother Root was 
well exeicised and was powerfully 
aided by brothej Metz, whose lungs 
and spirits were all the better of 
the holy exercise. 

These meetings continued from 
Christmas night until the night of 
the following Tlnirsday inclusive. 
An increasing interest was mani- 
tested, but we could not stay any 
longer from home. I am a new 
man in this State, and tho' badly 
hurt by the failure of the crop 
of '74 I feel and think better of the 
country now — It is unquestionably 
beautiful, but very poor people will 
not do so well as those who are able 
to buy stock enough to conisume all 
their crops ; and it would be better 
still, if able to consume some of 
their neighbor's, i stood on the 
blufi' over Morton's mill and view- 
ed the pretty homes with which the, 
level bottom lauds of the Missouri 
river is di ttcd. It was a beautiful 
sight ! I desired to see the river and 
brother Root accompanied me just 
to please, lor a distance of about five 
miles to the river, about two-thirds 
of this distance was rich farm land, 
and the remainder, and the pint 
nearest the river was heavy timber 
land; The bed of the river is a 
niile wide or more, but I was disap- 
pointed as to the body of water — I 

expected to see something but a lit- 
tle below the Mississippi in volunae, 
but was disappointed. Brother Mor- 
ton the proprietor of the water mill, 
(who by the way is a worthy deacon 
of our church) told me that the riv- 
er is now as low as it is known to 
have been within the recollection of 
th'e oldest inhabitant. There is a 
nook of timber on the bank of this 
river, callel the "gourd" which is 
said to have many evil deads done 
within its limits through and since 
the war times, but I am told that 
there is a change for the better. I 
must bear (^estimony that I was 
treated with courtesy by some fe- 
males of whom I made certain in- 
quiries. One should be careful in 
buying a farm here, as many of the 
"deeds are evil." A brolhei Loras 
came from Ohio here with a nice 
bit of money, bought and improved 
a farm. When the farm was in 
good condition to make a living on 
it, a neighbor claimed it and turned 
the brother out. The seller had a 
forged deed and this could only be 
detected at Washington. Now 
brother Loras is a renter in this set- 
tlement, having lost almost his all. 

Any plowiiig that could have been 
done in brother John Murray's sec- 
tion of Iowa in mid-winter, could be 
done here, and more too, as this is 
ab )Ut two decrees more south. The 
corn crop is heavy this winter, but 
we hare not steers and hogs enough 
to coiisume it, and the railroads are 
not always near to send it off. 

I do not hear of any additions to the 
churches here anymore tbaa enough 
perhaps to keep up the mfmbers of 
the past few years. When I hear 
of the additions in the section of 
country where you are the centre, I 
feel curious to know the why and 
wherelbre — all here and there have 
the Bible, all here and there have 
ministers and laymen. And the 
preachers Lere ought, I guess bear 
the proportion in point of intelligence 
to the people, tdat yonra do to the 
people of their vicinage. A letter 
in the PiLGRiiM from one who kiiows 
the causes of this dwarfish maturity 
of the western churches, would be 
rea'.l with due atreutiou by at least 
one of its readers. 

John Murphy. 

1 1^1 ■ 


Dear Brethren in the Lord : 

jippeal to you in behalf of what is 
now known as the Plum Creek Nor- 
rail Schnol, in Afm^tT'ing county, 
Pa., for an endowment fund to put 

the institution upon a permanent ba- 

Thi? school last year, had but a 
few students, but now has already 
one hundred enrolled ; and it is now 
proposed to ra'se ,$25,000 for the in- 
stitution, which will be managed as 
follows : 

1. This money shall be appropria- 
ted to the establishment of a thor- 
ough school in the elementary ad- 
vanced English and classics. 

2. This school is to bg controlled 
by fifteen trustees elected by the 
share-holders, and five of the trus- 
tees shall be resident and constitute a 

2. Members of the Brethren (Dunk- 
ard) church in good standing are eli- 
gible as trustees, 

4. The present teachers shall hold 
office during mental and moral effi- 

5. Nothing inimical to Christiani- 
ty, or the tenents of the church, shall 
be taught or practised about the 

6. Plainness of dress, good man- 
ners and morals, are to be required 
of every student. 

7. Notes shall be given to the 
trustees for the amount subscribed, 
and interest at sis per cent shall be 
paid for one year, at the expiration 
of which the principle is to hi paid, 
and pu' on interest for the maintai- 
nance of the school, and the interest 
shall only be consumed to pay teach- 

8. One hundred dollars shall C)n- 
stitutea perpetual and transferab'e 
scholarship, a d.ed for which shall l-.e 
made out by the trustees on the pay- 
ment of the money. 

9. Each scholarship has one vote, 
and voting m^^y be done by mail ; 
notification of election to be given by 
the trustees when sufficient shall be , 

10. Donations, legacies, or be- 
quests for any purpose, special or 
general, not inconsistent with the ob- 
jects and purpose ol the school, shall 
be accepted. 

No institution exists under the au- 
spices of the church, and it is con- 
ceded on all sidts, that many benefits 
would accrue from the permanent es- 
tablishment ('f a school in which 
the characteristic features of the 
church will form a prominent feature 
of the di;cipline and training. 

To this end the active co-operation 
and material aid of the Brethren and 
friends of education everywhere are 
asked at oi.ce. 

Individuals can take one or m:tny 
shares of stock ; congiegafious can, 




as icdividiw's do the same, fithcr for 
themselves or for their minister, or it 
may be subscribed for the orphan and 
■widow. Once estulilished, it becomes 
self-perpetuatinir and a power for 
good, such as the church doe.? not 
now possess. 

It has i)ren said by those not fa- 
vorably disposed to.vard the church 
that, while the "Dnnkards" have th(> 
ahility they have not the will and 
could not be made to give. An op- 
portuuiiy \s now presented ff^r the 
refu'aiion of puch charges, and the 
estab.'isltment of a school in which 
the old landmarks of plainness, atid 
iheotber characteristics, will be prac- 
tically and systemaliciilly piifrced 
among all connected with the .^ch( ol, 
and the cominy generation shown 
thai old way? are not forgotten. 

Thrt financial agi nt of the institu 
tion, Eld. Lewis Kimmel, will pre- 
sent the claims here urged, and it is 
h.'ped that this rtceptimi and brsi- 
ness will meet with due considera- 
tion, and that the coming ye r will 
see a school, such as we wi.-h firmly 
grounded iu our midst. Let every 
brother whom God has prospered re- 
member that thuLuid loveh a cheer- 
ful giver, and that wo are but his 
paymasters of what he has entrusted 
10 our care. We are, brethren, 
yours in Christ. 

Ihe 'lemporary Trustees. 
All interested in the school, ad- 
dress, Lewis Kimmel. 
Mderton, Armstrong Co., Fa. 

■ 1^ lll f |l||l ■! 

Eastox, Talbot Co.. Md. ; 
Jan. 9th,' lb76. \ 

Respected Brethren : 

By request of 
some of the brethren who wi~h to 
hear from me throiigli the Pilgrim. 
I will say to all my dear brethren 
and sisters, that I am well, and have 
been ever since here on the eastern 
shore of Maryland, and feel to thant 
the Lord for the same. The climate 
is mi'dand pleasant and should make 
life ei'jnyable, The general health is 
as good as in any place I ever lived. 
There are plenty of all the necessa- 
ries of life here, it we are willing (o 
do our part to get them. A'l that 
seems to be lacking i?, that there is 
no organized church of the Brethien 
here 1 know of no brethren here 
but my own family, myself and wife, 
my two sons and their wives, and one 
young sister, my son's wife's sister, 
seven in a'l. 

Now brethren think of us iii ^ 
s range la: d ai'd away from the fiock. 
Pray tor us aud perhaps the Lord 
■fill give us an increase and enable 

us to ornanizo a eliuicli 



and help us to build up"n the foundu- 
lion which was laid by Christ and 
built upon by the apostles, and all 
God's peiiple. My love to all who 
are in ' 'hrisf. 



ZoAK, Ohio. 
Dear Pilgrim: — 

As it is very 
seldom that church news is sent from 
tins part of God's moral vineyard I 
thought to give you a few items for 


We had a' series of meetings, com- 
mencing on Christmas evening and 
lasting until the evening of Jan, 9th, 
The first sermon was proached by 
brother Peter Kollar, from Luke 2: 11, 
very appropriate for the occasioT!. 
And on the last evening the closing 
sermon was preached by brother Loo- 
mis, from the 19th 'Psalni 7, 8, and 
9th verses. Bro. G. Kollar, brother 
Loomis and brother Peter Kollar, are 
our ministering brethren. Bro. Loo- 
mis and brother P. Kollar were only 
elected this Fall and they are doing 
quite well for young speakers. May 
the Lord bless them in their good 
work. Bro. G-. V. Kollar is the Bro. 
ill charge. May the brethren in the 
east remember us as a little band in 
Christ striving to meet him iii glory. 
Alice J. Booiib. 


JSditors of the Pilgrim: — 

We, the Undersigned 
brethren and sisters, earnestly pray 
that God may move the heart of some 
dear laboring brother to come and 
live with us and help to build up the 
cause of Christ. 

We number twelve members here, 
and have a good prospect for some 
more. We are situated so far from 
the body of the church of this district, 
and brother Wenvick, the presiding 
Elder, has so much to do that he can- 
not give us preaching very often. 
There are plenty of ministers in some 
pai-ts of God's moral vineyard, and 
they dislike to leave the kind brethren 
and sisters, but thej ought to think 
of us out here by ourselves. We can 
be just as kind to them as the breth- 
ren and sisters where they reside. 
May God in his infinita mercy send 
some dear brother to preach the word 
of eternal life. If any minister will 
address Christian Birk or Cornelius 
Dizon at Macedon, Mercer Co., Ohio, 
either of them will cheerfully give all 
the desired information. 

About t'ue price of laud. — There are 
8 J acres of land here, with about thir- 
ty acres cleared, a good frame house 
and plentj' of water on it. It is just 
a new farm and can be bought for 

sixteen hundred dollars. And there 
are several other as dosiralilc farms 
for sale as the one mentioned. 
Corner Dixon, Catatinb Fell, 
Christian Dirk, TAuiSTnA Pnicic, 
W. G. Price Gottieis Mkthrs, 

Susannah Dixon, Emuunk Teeters, 
Margaret DixoN, Ei.iBAisETn Ammon, 
EvAHNE Birk, Kachel Ckawmer, 

Macedon, Mercer Co.., 0. 1 
Dec. 11 187G. / 

■ ■r^ <r^|i fT^ 

Majenica, Ind,, 


Jan. 9th, 1876. 

Bro. Brumhawjh : 

Inasmuch as churct 
news is always acceptable, especially 
if it is of a joyful nature, I will give ' 
you a little news from the Salamonie 
congregation in Ind. We commenced 
a series of meetings in our meeting 
house, at Lancaster on New Tear's 
night and closed them to-day. Bros. 
David Touutz from northern Indiana, 
and Stephen Basbor from Missouri, 
were with us, there were sixteen ser- 
mons preached. The brethren labor- 
ed witb power and effect, and during 
the week, twenty precious souls be- 
came willing to forsake sin and were 
immersed in the liquid stream, and 
took the name of Jesus upon them, they 
were all young persons, and all females 
but three, and only seven were mar- 
ried persons. Two formerly belonged 
to the New Light church. May the 
Lord give them all grace to be faith- 
ful members and adorn their profes- 
sion to the honor and glory of God. 

The older members were much re- 
vived and we hope the good effects of 
the meeting may be felt many days 
hence. We have a very open winter, 
so far had very few cold days, on New 
Tear's day, several days before and 
after it was very warm, frogs wci-e 
awaking in the ponds, and snakes and 
insects of different kinds, common to 
the Summer season were seen. Wheat 
has been growing almost all winter, 
and at present looks good. 

I forgot to say that duiing our 
meetings the roads were almost im- 
passible with mud, yet we had a large 
audience every night, and a good at- 
tendance of the members during the 

AuDEEW H. Snowbergee. 


As the Danish fund is now comple- 
ted, we renew our call to our dear 
brethren and sisters for funds to pub- 
lish and mail 13,000 copies of "Trine 
Immersion Traced to the Apostles" to 
the thirteen thousand Baptist minis- 
ters of America. These thirteen thou- 
sand copies will not be printed until 
the fund (81300.00) is completed, 
when they will be stamped and all 
mailed from brother J. H. Moore's 
ofBce uiidcr the supervision of breth- 
ren appointed to superintend their 
distribution. Funds can be sent to 



tb ■ PiLGEiM, Vindicator, Primitive 
Chiidiaii, or brother J. H. Moore, all 
of whom will receive aud acknowledge 
the same. Brethren my heart's desire 
and prayer for my people is that they 
may come to the knowledge of the 
truth. Help, with little or much, as 
God may incluie you. I know where- 
fore, I affirm when I say that the 
question of immersion into each name 
of the Trinity, notwithstanding its ad- 
herents (including the Greek and 
Oriental churches,) outnumber single 
backward immersion sects fifteen to 
one, is a question never considered by 
the great mass of the Baptist minis- 
try of America. J. W. Stein. 


Altoona, 15LAIR Co., Pa. 1 
Jan., 1st, 1876. j 

Bro. Geo. Brumbaugh : — • 

P:eai-e fiiid statemeut 
of account ot Altooua ciiurcb by 
Samuel M. Cox. 

In iht tour iiundrpd and two dol- 
lar check, you will bo required to 
asoert.<jin what churches paid to 
make tiie araouiite, &c. Give the 
churches separate and by whom it 
Tvaa paid, S) that there caa be sat- 
is action given, au<i aisut will [)oiiit 
out the church that, gave nothing as 
yet. Brother D.iuiel tiolsinger 
and br.ther Joseph Hatiawalt wiil 
visit the cbarchts for th purp)se 
of s .liciliiig aid to puy balance due 
ou church Iniilding &e., ami it will 
enable them to know how to pro 
ceed, by having it clearly stated 
iu the Pilgrim. So pleas? at'end 
ti> it at oucr-, aa they will netd it 

Samuel M. Cox. 


Per. W. H. QuiN. 


Samuel M. t'ox. 
Amount received for Alloona 
meeting-house the following named 
persons : 

Susan I Tiler, Altoona$36 10 
El^ar Fleet 17.35 

T.-bias Imlei- 9 GO 

At Dedication 6.00 $68.45 

♦.heck per Geo Brumbaugh GrHfion 
Huniingdon Co. Pa. 40-2.05 

Beiij Wadenian Juniata 42 20 

J Furry Yellow Creek 43.25 

From Ciflisle 30.90 

From York county 75.00 

'• Swigart Spring Run 5.55 
" G Myers 8.85 14.40 

"Jacob'Steel Hoi)eweU 5.00 

" .J H Stifler DancauBville 30.50 
" S Cox Warriorsoiark 103.00 
" Clover Creek T.90 

" H B Bruiubaugli Huntingdon 

(From different partif.^)^ 12.C0 

" Geo Bnuubaugh Grafton 32 75 

" H B Brumbaugh Huntingdon 



From Yellow Creek 

By meeting-house and L )t to JJ. H 
Witmore $1500.00 

By fifteen seats for house D Ramey 
36 00 
" Stove & Pipe,Free8 21.02 
" Finishing material inside work 

40 50 
'■Cost ot Deed 1.2o 

"'Recording Deed 2.25 

By amt to ballance $1601.02 


By Balance (total) $658 02 
The above is a correct stiiement. 
John H. Stifler. 
since received at pilgrim office 
Fr.jP. L H MiUer .50 

" G^o Garber (Aughwick) 11.00 
" Joseph E Bowser 25.00 

Jiu 19t!i Paid over to Geo Brum- 
uaugh $36 50 

Further particulars respecting 
iliis matter will appear next week 
as 1 had no idea itiat [ wouUl be 
cdllel upoo to publish a second re- 
port ot the funds received from each 
ciiULch to mate up the amount sent 
to me, and cousequently liave some 
trouble to get at ii just now, but will 
appear next wtek. 

Geo. Brumbaugh. 

Centiu)Polis, Kax. 
Bro. Brumbaugh: 

I left home i" 
c impany with Daniel Barnhart and 
S. Uarshmau ou the 29th of Dec, 
and arrived at brother D. Root's in 
0>age county where I remained un- 
til nest morning. Ou the 30t!i 
started for Lion v^ounty, arrived at 
the house of brother P. Beck and 
was kindly eoterlainted, but it rain- 
ed so fast we could not get to the 
hchool-hoiise for meeting. Ou the 
31st meeti-^g iu the eveiung at the 
Pleasant View school-house. A 
satall congregation l)ut attentive 
htarers. On the first of January. 
1876, meeting same place in the 
evening. Next morning the 2il, 
started for Dug Creek and on our 
way sloped at friend Friggs where 
I rot her Barnhart married Divi^ 
Bnok to Miss Friggs. Wc arrived 

at brother Smitli's iu the affternoon, 
had mectiBg ^ame evening in a 
school-house close by, and had a 
g')od turnout aud good attention. 
Meeting next day at 11 o'clock at 
same place and in the eveuing we 
had to divide and ijave two meet- 
ings, one on Buffalo Creek and one 
down on Neosbo river in a school- 
house. Next day ttie 4!h we met 
at brothers Sowers at 9 o'clock for 
church counsel and the business be- 
fore us was disposed of satisfactory. 
There was meeting iu the evening 
at the Blut Creek school-bouse. 
Here we had a crowded house aud 
good attention to tiie word sfjoken. 
Next morning the 5th we returned 
to brother Root's aud had meeting 
in his gc'ioolhouse. The lurnout 
was pretty good and good atten- 
tion. This ended my iaiiors. Ou 
the 6th I left for home and arrived 
safely the tame day and f und all 
well. I thank the Lord for the 
same and thank the brethren aud 
sisteis for their kin Jut ss shown to- 
ward me while among tliem. 

Yours iu luve. 

P. S. Keim. 

Lanark Carroll Co. III. [ 
D c. I3il, 1875. ) 

H. B. Brumbaugh : — 

Dear Or: iher, I send you 
a li^t of the money that I liave re- 
cieved sine I reported to you. 
Warrior'^mark church Pa $3 00 
Maumee church Defiance countv 
Ooio 3.80 

Silver Creek church 111 1.00 

Henry Greei^t iwn Tnd 2 50 
J M Ca.-Sei Pniladelphia Pa .25 
Sis er R )itrer Arnohls Grove III .40 
Chippewa church Wayne county 
Ohio ' 20.00 

Beatrice church Neb .60 

Buflalo valley church Pa 2.25 

The altove is a correct account of 
the luoiiies that I received since I 
reported to you, if I iiave m;'de no 
mis'ake tlie full amount that I re- 
cieved is 405 43. 

Isaac Rowland Treasurer 

Dear Bro. — Pieaae announce that 
the Map'e-Grove chunh intends hold- 
ing a Srriesiifmee ing, the L rd ni 1, 
to c imraonce the evenng of the 5ih 
of Feb. 1876. A general invi:ation 
iscxtei.ded to all who desire lo be 
wi li us, especially the ministerin* 
brethren. Bv order of the church 

Dear Brother. — Please announce iu 
tLiB PiLQRiM, that if th« Lortl will, 



tlieLcwisto-vn cliuich wiil holdameet- 
jng wh ch will coimerce ;hc e^d ing 
, of tlie 2Jtli. of Jaiiu.ry mxt, to con- 
lii ue pel nearly ■* week. A 
general invitation i^ extcniUd (o a 1 
to b'i with us. Come help. By or- 
der of the churcli. 

John M. Mohlkr. 


Mr. F. Lrypoldt has issued a very 
handsome illustrated Christmas number 
of the Pvblisher's ^'cekly. It contai"S a 
full list of the holiday books, and also 
much other interestiug matter. 

T?ie Literary World published by S. R. 
Crocker, Boston, Mass , is the most desir- 
able paprr for those who wish a candid 
and rcliiible opinion concerning the new 
books issued I'y the different pnblishinj; 
houses. No one is ever dt-ceived who le- 
lies upon its judgment, as to the merits 
of a book, 1 1.50 per year. 


HEP.TZLER.— In the Lower Cumber- 
land church on the 10th of .Jan. 187G, 
Maiy, daughter ot brother Michael and 
sister Anna Hertzler, aged 3 years, 2 
months and 3 days. 
' Funeral services from the words, "The 
damsel is not dead but sleepeth." Mark 
5 : 39. M. Miller. 

LOOSE.— July 7lh, 1875, at North Lib- 
erty, Knox county, Ohio, Sister Eliza 
Loose, wife of friend William Loose, 
aged 47 years, 3 months and 17 days. 
Sister Loose became a member of the 
church when 12 years old and has served 
as such for 35 years. In her dying moment? 
she said, lam not afraid to die. Oh! 
what a ronscilation to her friends and may 
the good Lord help them to prepare to 
meet her. Funeral services from Rev. 
14 : 13, by the writer to a large concourse 
of people. Wm. A. Murray. 

Primitive Christian, please copy. 

ZIEGLER — In the Blew River congrega- 
tion, Dec. 2Gth, 1875, infiamation in 
the howls, Letitea Anna, daughter of 
brother .Trsse and Elizabeth Ziegler, 
aped 6 years. 3 months and 23 days. 
Funeral sfrvices by Joseph Ebe. 

Joseph Ziegler. 
Vindecator, please copy, 

DASHER. —Near Waterside, Bedford 

Co., Pa., Thomas Nelson, infant son 

of Bro. Alexander and sister Jlary 

Dasher, aged 1 year, 8 months and 28 

days. Occasion impmved from Luke 23:2!^, 

Weep not for me but weep for yourselves, 

&c., by Bro. J. Miller and the writer. 

Leonard Furry. 

FULTZ.— In Shade Valley, Huntingdon 
Co., Pa., Jan. 18th, onr much esteem- 
ed brother Albinas Fultz, aged about 
57 years. Funeral services by Robert 
31. Wakefield, from Rev. 14: 13, to a 
large concouise of people. 

From the Lafayette Daily Courier. 


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common sens • of cvory-ilay life. Dr. Pioico Is a 
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surunp; from the people ; and with many sympa- 
thies in common with the masses, has souiihl to 
render them a sustantial eorviuo in this the groat, 
worlc of his lite. 

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"Remove not Ou Ancient Landmarks which our Fathers hate Set." 

VOLUME Vir. NO.. 5.} , ,, HMTIN6D0N PA-, FERRUAEY 1, 1876- ^^XM a Tear in Advance 

The Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA FEB., 1, 1876. 

STEAEsrma at a gnat. 

A brother in writing to us speaks 
of what he considers disorder in the 
Church, such as one party having 
beef and another lamb for the Lord's 
Supper, and seems to think that the 
toleration of these differences is leav- 
ing the door open for division. Now 
it would certainly be better if we 
could all see alike in reference to these 
things, yet if oiu- biethreu and sisters 
felt like we do on the subject there 
weald be no fears of anything like 
division. It matters little what kind 
of meat it is.if it is only a 8upper,a full 
meal. We do not know of any Script- 
ure that bears directly or even indi- 
rectly upon the subject therefore we 
cannot see how a difference of meats 
could or should bo offensive to any 
brother. The Corinthian breth- 
ren were not accused for being out of 
order on=. account of what they had 
prepared for the meal, but for the 
manner in which they partook of it. 
It seems to us that many of our breth- 
ren are entirely too sensitive on things 
of this kind, and are too ready to cry 
division ! division ! when there is no 
cause for it. Of course we can not 
be too tenacious in reference to things 
for which we have a thus saith the 
Lord, but in reference to things which 
are only inferred, and the inference 
too, very far-fetcbed we should bear 
with one another. We are too much 
inclined to strain at gnats and swal- 
low camels. Why is it we are not 
more alarmed about the neglect of 
known christian duties ? If we just 
look around us a little, in the church 
I mean, we will see enough to alarm 
us. But all this we can swallow. We 
somehow or another get it into our 
heads that at a certain point there is 
danger and forget to look elsewhere. 
We cannot anticipate any danger in 
reference to the matter referred to by 

our brother. All that is wanted is 
charity that thinketh no evil. But 
saysone, so and so has been the order 
of our old brethren, and we should 
not deviate from it. Well we are in 
favor of following the old order of 
the Brethren so far as it is in harmo- 
ny with tho Scriptures and no farther. 
We have great confidence in our old 
brethren and believe they tried to do 
right, but it is possible that they 
might have erred. There was a time 
in which the brethren's children par- 
took of the supper whether they were 
members or not. Now we suppose 
all wUl admit that they were in error. 
So you see brethren and sisters we 
have changed and we believe for the 
better, and if we can make any more 
changes that will arrive nearer the 
truth let us make them. We pray 
every day that we may grow in grace 
and in the knowledge of the truth, 
andwe sometimes think if our prayer 
was answered we would be too obsti- 
nate to put it into practice. We 
strongly discountenance everything 
that deviates from our former jirac- 
tices. If we are perfect why ask for 
anything further? In short we believe 
in being aggressive in trying to ar- 
rive at the truth. Then, too, we do 
not believe in straining at little 
things. By little things we mean 
such as what kind of meat we shall 
have for our supper, whether our wine 
at the communion shall be ferment- 
ed or unfennented, &c., &c. Let us 
strive to become more like children. 
The great trouble is we are becoming 
too stiff-necked, too much self about 
us to yield even when our knowledge 
and judgement would teach us better. 
Is there not some ti-uth in this breth- 
ren ? J. B. B. 


A brother writing from Waterloo, 
Iowa, says the brethren there like the 
the You7ig Disciple very well but 
think it too dear. This is the first 
complaint of this kind we have had, 

although we expected it. It seems to 
us that some of our brethren must 
have a verj vague idea of the labor 
and expense attending the publishing 
of a paper, or they certainly would 
not complain of the price of any of 
our periodicals. 75 cents per year is 
the lowest for which our sister can 
afford to publish the Disciple, and 
if she does not obtain a pretty fair cir- 
culation she will be obliged to suffer 
loss even at that price. Some per- 
haps compare the Disciph with other 
juvenile papers that are published at 
lower rates, but they should remem-' 
ber that they perhaps have a circula- 
tion of fifty or sixty thousand. Give 
herten thousand for theBisciPLB and 
she can afford to jsut it down much 
lower in price. Our periodicals are 
all cheaper than any other taking into 
codsideraaon their circulation. If 
our brethren want cheap literature 
they niust give encouragement to our 
papers, by making an effort to in- 
crease their circulation. We hope 
you will not discountenance the juve- 
nile paper because it is a few cents 
dearer than some others that are pub- 
lished. We believe it will supply a 
vacancy in the Church and we kindly 
ask all our brethren and sisters to 
help her make it what it should be to 
accomplish its end and purpose. 

J. B. B, 


From the different churches we are 
having unusual good reports from 
the efforts made by our brethren, for 
the upbuilding of Zion and bringing 
souls to Christ. We hail these ti- 
dings with gladness believing that it 
is the beginning of a work that may 
end in glorious results. The great 
value of the soul cannot be overlook- 
ed, and if Christ suffered and died 
that grace, mercy and salvation might 
be attainable, we should consider no 
sacrifice, on our part, too great, if by 
our most earnest exertions, souls can 



be l.rouglit within the reach and 
means of divine grace. 

To accomplish this, we must expect 
to employ our time and means. There 
is nothing can be gained honestly 
without labor and means, yet for the 
comforts and conveniences of life, we 
give theui freely. If we are willing 
to bestow so much labor on things of 
minor importance and ordinary value, 
should we not be much more willing 
to spend and be spent for that which 
is exceedingly more precious, the sal- 
vation of the soul ? 

Brethren and sisters, let us study 
this subject more, and as we study it, 
let us gather the weight of sinners 
upon us until a love for them will 
prompt us to discharge our duties 
towards them. 

We are glad to leam that a very 
general effort is being made through- 
out the brotherhood, and that suc- 
cess is generally attending the good 
work. This is encouraging and goes 
to show that a great work might be 
accomplished if there was a greater 
effort made, on the part of the church 
to win souls to Christ. 

Brethren and sisters, let us hear 
from you and tell us what the Lord 
is doing through you for the salvation 
of souls. 


Notwithstanding the hardness of 
times and tightness of money matters 
we are glad to inform our readers 
that we are going onward and our 
list of subscribers upward. We are 
DOW cousiderably above our list the 
same time last year, and if our agents 
and friends continue to work we can 
expect a large increase over last year. 
In looking over our books we notice 
quite a number of new offices, and 
some of the old ones more than doub- 
led, others increased but some are 
still short and a few not heard from. 
AVill not our friends look after these 
and see that they arc filled up,at least, 
to what they were last year? We 
have a good supply of back numbers 
and therefore can supply all with 
complete volume. 

On account of the tightness of 
money matters, some have hesitated 
about subscribing. These should now 
be called upon and have another op- 
portunity of siibscribing. There are 
also mtiny crtbSrs who have n^eVer it&d 

the PiLGEiM. These should be shown 
the necessity of having a religious pa- 
per in their families. Parents cannot 
be too careful in providing for the 
wants of their children, especially 
in their reading. Get our children 
interested in our papers and they in- 
variably become interested in the 
Church and are thus led to the fold 
of Christ. 

But outside of the membership the 
Pilgrim has been a power, in the 
hands of God, for good, and might be 
made still more so if there was a 
greater effort made i o have it intro- 
duced. Brethren and sisters, if you 
cannot preach behind the desk, you 
can do it by your works, and there is 
no way that you can more effectually 
do this than by sending the Pilgrim 
to such as you may think may be ben- 
efitted by reading it. 

If you have children who have left 
their old homestead, show your con- 
cern for their welfare by sending 
them the Pilgrim. It may be the 
means of saving their souls. There 
are many of our dear brethren and 
sisters to whom the Lord has given 
abundantly, that could make profit- 
able investments by either sending the 
Pilgrim to their friends or contrib- 
uting to the "Poor Fund" and thus 
administer to the necessities of the 
poor saints. 

Reader, we ask you, we ask all, 
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For it hath pleased them of the house- 
hold of faith to make a certaim codtribu- 
tioB for the poor saints. — Rom. xv 26. 

Up to this date the following con- 
tributions have been made towards 
the "Poor Fund" for 1876. 

Levi Zunibrum, 


E. Brallier, 


D. P. Miller 


A Workman, 


Nannie Eeplogle, 


Here, dear brethren and sisters, the 
Lord has a bank of deposit for you 
and you are invited to cast in your 
mites. If it pleased they of Macedo- 
nia and Achia to make contributions 
for the poor saints at Jerusalem, will 
yyu not be pileatiM to maicb ctnxtribu- 

t ions for the poor saints who dwell 
among us ? 

Our calls for the Piloeim for 1876 
are unusually large yet we have re- 
solved to send to all that apply if we 
think them to be subjects for charity,, 
believing that our brethren and sis- 
ters will not allow us to suffer loss by 
so doing. 

The following is a sample of many 
letters we get. 

Delaware, Ind. ) 
Jan. 19, 1876. ) 

Dear Bro. Brumbaugh : — I write you 
a few lines to let you know my cir- 
cumstances which are very poor. My 
wife has been sick nearly all the year 
and I am also in poor health myself 
so that it was impossible to get the 
money I owe you for the Pilgrim for 
1875, and therefore I suppose will 
have to do without it for 1876, and I 
scarcely know how to get along as I 
feel so lonesome without it, but will 
try to do the best we can, and hope 
you will not feel hardlv towards us. 

J. D. 

We are not only willing to lose the 
pay for 1875, but have booked the 
name for '76. To have a sick wife 
and be sick is amisfortime that should 
not be increased by being deprived of 
good religious reading, which we 
know to be a precious inedicine in the 
sick room. Brethren and sisters, 
seid in your mites for this purpose 
and they will be duly acknowledged 
in our "Poor Fund." Any amonnt 
from 10 cents up will be gratefully 
received and acknowledged. Hoping 
that the Lord will work in you both 
to will and to do, we submit the cause 
of the poor for your compassionate 


Of late we are receiving a number 
of complaints of the non-appearance 
of the Pilgrim to subscribers. In 
the majority of these cases the names 
have never been received by us. If 
our agents in writing instead of ask- 
ing 'What is wrong ?" would send us 
a copy cf the first list sent us it would 
save mnch trouble and time. Please 
think ot this as we are now up to 
time and lists receive immediate atten- 
tion. If the papers do not come in a 
reasonable length of time, let us hear 
from you giving again the list as sent 
before and it shall have our prompt 
attention. You can feel assured that 
none of our subscribers are intention- 
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— Moody and Sankey have left 
Philadelphia for New York. 

— The Shakers of England are agi- 
tated over the beard question. 

— We expect Eld. John Spanogle 
of Aughwiok to labor in our congre- 
gation next week. 

— Brethren Bucher and Beelman 
are expected to be with us on Satur- 
day the 29th inst. 

— The Brethren's Church in Alto- 
no, Pa., has a debt of over §600. Let 
us go to work and wipe it out. 

— There is a new Morman organi- 
zation called "Free Latter day Saints," 
They number about 15000 and de- 
nounce polygamy. 

— McCloskey, the Roman Catholic 
cardinal of the United States is hav- 
ing a throne erected in the Catholic 
Cathedral of New York. 

— ^Mr. Talmage has been west lect- 
uring on the school — Bible question. 
He is a powerful champion in favor 
of the Bible iu our common schools. 

■ — The Young Disciple for February, 
Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 8 are out and mailed 
to all names booked It is worthy of 
a large circulation, send for sample 
copies. Only 75 cents a year. 

— Triplets. We were presented with 
a photo of the Cornelius Triplets. 
They are sprightly loooking little 
boys and their picture richly worth 
the price asked for it. Send 25 cents 
and a 3 cent stamp to S. E. Miller, 
Qrbisonia, Pa., and get one. 

There will be a debate between Bro. 
R, H. Miller and Eld. Walker of the 
Disciple Church, to be held on the 15th 
of February io the Pipe Creek Church, 
Ind. PeiTi and Bunbr Hill nearest 
stations. Daniel Brown and Abram 
Shepler Committee of Aarrangements. 
Address Peru, Ind. 

— We had the pleasure of seeing 
the great wonder of the age, Mr. Ca- 
rey's Magnetic Engine. The inven- 
tor lives in our town and is now about 
attaching his first power to a sawing 
machine. We are invited to see it as 
soon as ready for runuLng when we 
will give our readers a description of 

— Almanacs. Our Almanacs are 
all soW and E'cto'e 8TO w 4Ckj o'crb sup. 

pUed. Those who have ordered and 
paid for them and not supplied will 
please advise us what we shall do 
with the money. We will send tracts 
or books for it, or credit on subscri- 
bers, put it on poor list or whatever 
may be called for. 

— Brother D. D. Shively of Laplace, 
111., says : We have had a very cold 
snap the past week. On ^he morn, 
of the 17th inst. the mercury stood 8 
degrees below zero. Our Methodist 
friends have been holding a revival 
meeting at the Grove S. house day 
and night for the last three weeks 
with but little success. 

Bro. John Dale, of Wheeling, Dela- 
ware Co., Ind., says : We enjoy good 
health. The weather is warm, with 
frequent rains — the wheat in the 
ground looks well — the trees are bud- 
ding and have some flowers in bloom. 

Eld. J. Myers of Cal. says: The 
brethren here are ia love and union, 
and we feel that the Lord has blessed 
us above our merits. During the 
past eighteen months about 50 have 
been added by baptism. 

— Sister Lizzie Buzzard of Fairplay, 
Md., says : I have been taking the 
Pilgrim ever since it has been in 
circulation, and truly the great com- 
fort that I derive fi-om reading it and 
the many pleasant hours that 1 pass 
perusing its pages amply repays me 
for my investment. The price is 
nothing in comparison with the in- 
struction that I receive therefrom, 
and I shall try and take it as long as 
I am able, and try by my influence to 
induce young people to love the Lord 
and keep his commandments. May 
the Lord preserve you and grant suc- 
cess to your efforts. 

—Brother Wm. D. Tyson of Car- 
roll Co., Va., says : We are still try- 
ing to press onward in the good cause 
of the Lord. We have meeting here 
every two weeks. Bro. Samuel Roth- 
rock is our preacher, and sometimes 
the brethren fi-om Floyd Co., and 
brother Amos Faw from North Ca'- 
alina preaches for us. We have 
meeting in our houses as we have no 
meeting-house. We have had only 
one addition to the church this sum- 
mer, our youngest daughter, but I 
think others are counting the cost. 
We have a very opt n winter, some- 
times nearly as waiTo. as in May, have 
had no snow vet. 


We are now prepared to furnish our patrons 

with very beautifully executed marria^o eertlfl- 

cates, at the following prlcei : 

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Wealthy. A. Clarke, Editor. 

— Young Disciple Nos. 5, 6, 7 & 
8 for Februar}' are now issued and 
mailed to all subscribers booked. It 
will be sent to all others as soon as 
the names are received. Mark those 
who have No. 1. 

— Our yonng folks are much pleas- 
ed with the name. Young Disciple. 
One young writer says, "Uncle Henrv 
says that disciple means teacher," 
therefore we can call it our Young 
Teacher. Just so, we will try and 
make it a good teacher for you and 
and hope you will all be good schol- 

— We feel very much encouraged 
by the interest manifested in the work 
we have undertaken, and hops we 
may be enabled to give to the Church 
a paper worthy of patronage. We 
think all that is needed to make it a 
success is the united aid and sympa- 
thy of every brother and sister, and 
in view of the good of your children 
and the purity of the Chucrh will you 
not give us this ? 

— The Young Disciple is issued 
monthly at 75 cents a .year. Each 
issue contains four numbers, making 
it just the thing needed for Sunday 
schools. When sent for in lots 
for this purpose they will be cut 
apart and sent at lowest club terms. 

Eead the contents of the Young 
Disciple for Februai-y. We are al- 
ready having some pretty letters for 
nest numbers, but hope to hear from 
many more. Write for the Youno 

Contents of Young Disciple for 
Febi uary. 

Grandpa and Little Nellie. By Uncle 
Heury. (Illustrated). Be Kind to Ttie 
Aged. By W. A. C. Where Art Thou ? 
By Lizzie B. Howe. Spare Minutes. By 
G. M. Brumbaugh. Puzzled Harry. By 
Uncle Henry. Illustrated. Tlie old School 
House. By Aunt Jane. Salvation of 
The Soul. By L. O. Brown. The 
Squirrel. By J. B. B. Illustrated. Mock- 
ery. By Daniel Bright. The Indian. 
By J. B B. Illustrated. Idlers. By a 
True Friend A Talk to The Children. 
By D. P. Sayler. Truthfulness. — Editor. 
A few words to The Young. T. H. R.)b- 
ison. Think Well. Bro. Uidgeley. Just 
The Paper we Need, Our Little Ones, 
Our School Days. Ed. Not Too Youne. 
Ella J. Brumbaugh. Have Faith. Barbie 
E. Miller. Welcome Young Disciple. 
H. F. Bouser. The Flowers Have Fa- 
ded. Ed. Children's Letter Casket. The 
Fireside. Ezra Goodyear. Well Pleased, 
Get us a List. Contributors Wanted, De- 
ny Yourselves. Ed A Concealed Sen- 
tence. Ella J. Brumbaugh. Weakness 
ot the Flesh. MoUie Kephart. 

Selections. Kind Wordi: What it 
Means. Advice te The Younir. Words. 
Does it Pay to be Surly? Poetry. The 
Christian Child. Which Loved Best? 
Little Fingers, Going to Bed. 

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pectus. Sent free to all who will 
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From Our Exchanges. 


[Examiner and Chronicle.] 

Tlie Salibath should be regarded as 
a privilege, not as a tacrifice. As the 
Tooarding-school boy iTJoices when the 
holidays c^me — the days which he 
«an lay af.ide his work and give hiru- 
si'lf to pleasure and the society of 
parents and friends ; so we should re- 
joice in the day on which we can lay 
aside our worldly toils, and taste the 
pleM.siiies of communion with God. 
The S.thbath should be regarded by 
us as a joyous vacation time, in which 
we shall ask not how much, but how 
little thought we may give to worldly 

^a I » I — 


[The Christian Girer.] 

The benevolent work of the Church 
never offered more inviting doors than 
it does now, but the Churches with- 
hold the funds which are necessary 
for the work. The liberality of Chris- 
tians needs to overtake their prayers. 
The "prayer and the alms," of the 
Church should come up before God 
together— as the prayer and alms of 
Cornelius ascended together, and 
brought down an angel messenger, 
who was followed with rich blessings. 
A bird with one wing crippled, can 
make but little headway in an upward 
flight, and a believer who may be 
most prayerful, will hinder his own 
prayers if he be not liberal according 
to God's command. 


[(Jhrlstlan at Work.] 

"There was a time when I used to 
stumble a good deal over this charac- 
ter. I couldn't understand really 
what it meant. It seemed to me as if 
God overlooked the failings of Jacob. 
I very often hear of ungodly men 
bringing up the life of Jacob and the 
life of David, and they seem to think 
that God did not punish them for 
their sin. I believe a great many to- 
day are going on in their sin and hid- 
ing behind these Bible characters. 
Now, instead of believing that God 
" sanctioned all these things that are 
recorded in the Bible against these 
saints, if you read your Bibles care- 
fully you will find out how God pun- 
ished them. Jacob, Lot, and David 
were old Testament saints, and you 
will say they were very queer saints ; 
but if you read their lives through 
carefully, you will see that their lives, 
instead of encouraging sin, ought to 
make us hate it. Jacob started wrong 
and his mother was a good deal to 
blame. In the first place, the two 
boys were brought up bad. The fa- 
ther aud mother had their favoritos, 

and there is always trouble iu a fami- 
ly when any one of the children is 
made a favorite. Rebekan liked Jacob 
and Isaac liked Esau, and there was 
trouble. There is nothing God de- 
tests so much as idols. I can imag- 
ine you saying .- "Those were dark 
days when men had idols." We have 
as many idols now as we ever had in 
the world's history. We d not cut 
tliem out of wood, and +he honor of 
our fellow men .' How many bow 
down to the God of fashion? They 
disfigure their faces and hair, and say 
Oh, it is the fashion? Jacob would 
not have been iaishionable without a 
few idols This is the cry, we must 
do as the world does. We need not 
to go to Paris to see the height of 
f ishion. We can see it at most of our 
fashionable churches, and hundreds of 
thousands of people do not go to 
church because they cannot keep up 
with the fashion. Jacob buried his 
idols. I wish we could bury them in 
Philadelphia, and then like the cities 
round about Jacob, the fear of the 
Lord would come upon those outside 
and they would inquire the way to 
Zion ; but as long as we are following 
in the footsteps of the world, and 
have those images, they will say, 'Phy- 
sician, heal thyself.' When these 
idols were put away God walked with 


[New York Dally Wltnees,] 

The New York Baptist Ministers' 
Conference met yesterday at Mariner's 
Temple, at Oliver and Henry streets. 
The resolutions moved at last week's 
meeting by Rev. Dr. Armatage, affirm- 
ing "close communion," were again 
under consideration, and gave rite to 
a very livelv debate, in which Rev. 
Drs. Jeffreji^ J. C. Thomas, J. D. Ful- 
ton Bright (of Examiner and Chroni- 
cle), and Reed (of Williamsburgh), 
ex-President G. W. Sampson (Colum- 
College), Rev. Mr. Gessler (Elizabeth, 
N. J.,) aud Rev. Dr. Armitage took 
j)art. A motion Ijy Dr. Ajiderson to 
lay the matter on the table was lost 
by a vote of 43 to 12 ; and then the 
resolutions of Dr. Annitage, declar- 
ing baptism by immersion a necessary 
preliminary to participation in the 
communion at a Baptist church, 
were put to the meeting. 

The result of the vote showed that 
forty-four were in favor of the adop- 
tion of the resolution, while nine 
Were against it, and three declining to 
vote Many of those voting in favor 
of the resolution did so under protest, 
us they considered it inexpedient to 
take any act'on on the matter. 

The avowels of Drs. Samson and 
Bright that they would be led by 
courtesy to hand the elements to un- 
bajilized believers if they should pre- 
sent themselves at the communiop ta- 

ble, led to the offering of a resolu- 
tion discarding their action as dis- 
orderly. Before an action could be 
taken upon it, however, a motion to 
a adjourn was made and carried. 


[New York Dally Witness.] 

Dr. Stephen H. Tyng, jr., recently 
delivered a very remarkable and in- 
teresting address: — He said things 
were necessary iu order to draw in non- 
church-goers. The first was to pre- 
pare the ciiurch for them. "This 
would clear out the gothic arches, 
stained windows, artistic singing, pew 
doors, carpets, and everything that 
gives ohurches an exclusive aspect 
The second was to prepare the preach- 
ing for them. All stilted, artistic, 
scientific, scholastic preaching should 
be exchanged for the simple Gosple, 
and all words of learned length for 
plain anglo-saxon. The Bible and 
Bunyan were models of the language 
to be employed in preaching. The 
minister who explained the 23d, Psalm. 
by saying, "The Lord is my pastor, I 
shall never be indigent," would not 
suit. There was great danger of 
shooting over the heads of an audience, 
as Rowland Hill found when he spioke 
of "di awing an inference." To test 
the use of such language, he after- 
ward asked his coachman if he could 
draw an inference, and the man re- 
plied, "He did not think the black 
horse could do it, but the gray might. 
The great preachers of all generations 
who have had the people sitting at 
their feet have preached of Christ. 
His teachings. His example. His death 
and resurection — themes which never 
grew old. There was much said 
among certain clergymen about carry- 
ing the Gospel to the poor, but noth- 
ing about bringing the poor into the 
churches. Indeed, the general desire 
seemed to be to keep them out by 
great cost of ornamentation and high- 
pew rents. Yet Christ preached the 
Gospel to the poor. 


[Commercial AdTertlsor. ] 

If a law were passed declaring that 
on conviction for murder, a sentence 
of life imprisonment should be pass- 
ed, and that executive interference 
would not be permitted unless it was 
clearly proved that the WTong person 
had been convicted, we venture to say 
there would be fewer murders. The 
prospect of aUfe-long imprisonnjent, 
from which escape was utterly impos- 
sible, would be dreadful enough to 
a)>pal the most desperate. If the 
law said, "Imprisonment for life," 
there would be fewer murders in self- 
defence, aud fewer murderers in the 





In dreams I've eeen a better land — 
An angel bright witU loving hand, 

Has walked with me the pearly strand, 
And Oh ! the bright, the beauteous 

In snow white robes, still waiting stand 
To guide us home in that fair land. 

I cannot fear to cross death's stream, 

While the angel of a peaceful dream 
Stand s.vaitint: on the other side. 
Though dark the waves and bright 
The tempest rage, the river wide, 
I know a friend is near to guide, 
And from the shore a bright light 
Where loved ones wait as in our 

There are no tears in that bright 
heaven ; 
No hearts estranged, no love ties 
Mistakes are there foreot, forgiven. 
And beauteous crowns to all are 
given ; 
For harmony leigns from morn till eve, 
In that sweet home, the angels' heaven. 

There is no death, no dying there ; 

No nigbt, no pain, no griff, no care, 
No clouds of gloom, no darK despair,. 

No pleading hauils held up in prayer, 
No heavy cross for us to bear. 

But like our dreams, all's bright and 
For there's no sin, nor sorrow there. 
Easton, W. Va. 


Some are always too late, and i here- 
fore :'CC mplish notliing; thrcugh lil'e 
worth namit>g. If such a man prom- 
ises to meet you at a certain hour, he 
is never present until thirty minuies 
after. Ko tnatter how important fhe 
business is, either loyouselfor lohim, 
heis just so tanly. His dinner hns 
been wailing on him so long that the 
cook is I ut of patiehce. This course, 
th • characicr we bave discribed always 
pursues. He is never in Sfason at 
church, at his place of business, at 
his meals, or in bis bed. 

Persons of such habits we cannot 
but dispise. Scores have lost oppor- 
tunities of making fortunes, and re- 
ceiving favors, by being a few minutes 
too late. 

Always speak in season, and be 
ready at the appoiuted liour. We 
would not give a tig for a man who is 
not punc ual to bis ei.gagements, and 
who never makes up his miud to a 
certain course until the time is lost. 
Those who hang back, hesitate, aud 
tremble — who are never on. hand for 
a jiuruey, a trade, vr anything .^Ise, 
are poor sloths, and ill-cakulattd for 
getting a living in this stirring world. 


Ten persons will read a fhnrt arti- 
cle, where oi.e will read a lengthy one. 
Lo"g artic es are decideilly objec ion- 
ab'eb, cause they occupy too much 
sp' ce, thus ciowd out the short pithy 
c nea, thai contain a grain of wheat or 
a morsel of food for some hungry soul . 
Those that lun through two or three 
pagfs, acd three or four number.^, 
weary one lung before the end is 
ri ached. A mere glai ce or a super- 
ficial sketch at m- st wil suffice, and 
the paper i.s laid aside, for more time, 
or perhaps inclination. A ih rt arti- 
cle is soon read, soon digts ed and 
furnishes food for the busy brain. It 
is the stray thought, rather than the 
lahor(d argument that tells home to 
the sinner's soul: a wird read, a 
thought uttered and pondered over in 
secret, ofitn does tliC work, and doe-, 
it we 1. Then come to the |,oint, ?ay 
what y u wisii in a few wi'i;(is; ai d 
t 11 \oiir sto^y and empha ize i' by 
a I eriod. Woids are not ing, ideas 
nretveythiig Having h la er, 
the former will toilow as a natnral 
(onsequenoe. But my i est argument 
on hissul ject is '0 clo-H. L. H M. 


The ^ove of gHin is as old as 
ihe world. This desiie, imp anted 
in the humim breast may be riglii, 
I'Ut ^hould b« dirfc ed 1-y r'^as n and 
common sense, and a pn per respect 
f r the rigi t of all. 

For the hope of gain, men leave 
their families and search for it in the 
mines oi ihe lar off, despite all the 
baiiishrps and dangers atteadinor. 
The farmer plods through rain, and 
.-hiiie, night and day, winter's cold and 
summer's heai, ail f^r gain. Theb ack- 
smith swings his t ammer, the mari- 
ner guides his vessel over the mighty 
deep, the explorrr leaves his family 
and rushes into the wi deIne^s to en- 
counter dangers, tuff t coid and huu- 
ger, and many privations, all for gain. 
The robbi r s^iks. it whiie prisons 
yawn in his face, tiie murderer steks 
it whi e ti:e r( pe dangle-s before him, 
merchants toil for it, bankers expeiid 
their brain powers, ministers preach 
tor it. singers tune their voices, bra- 
iors strain iheir intellect, .aijd actois 
play for gain W( men turn prosti- 
tu es, and sell soul and body for gain. 
Miseis staive to death on piles of 
gold. Boobs are wiitten, newspa- 
pers are published, war is declarcl 
and peace \h made, all for gain. Mag- 
israies sell their verdicts, law^ois 
der^d ihierveB and otitlaws, and 

mike them seem honest, for gain. 
People insure, and compmies solicit 
insurance f t gain. Beggirs beg for 
it, Iml ies 6ghi f r it, horses run (or 
it, and in short, heaven ii sacrificed 
for earthly gun. 

It is useles•^ f r ppople to deny it. 
The truth s'ands out bold and plain, 
that all class '8 seek fr gain. The 
young, the o!d, the rich the poor, the 
hale, and the infirmed, the cripple, 
ihe b ind. the lietmi in his lim, and 
the prince iri his palace, all seek for 
gain. J. B. Lair. 

Mexico, Ind. 

m ' ^1 m 


Don't (hink yards and yards of 
lilibon, ruffles and lac ', will add oris 
partic e to j'our real value. Don't 
make a walking milliner's shop, or 
jewe er's soie of yourse'ves. conr- 
mg all tfia' i-i of true oe ,t within 
vou ^'itii thatwhicii will atirict only 
1. e siial'ow bain d Dun't think 
'^en-ibe people are t> b' Heccved 
wi h vain 'how : thpy ook for Ipau'y 
of heart ai d mind Ddn't fl.lter 
V( urseives i is smmt to effe tt i^iio- 
riince of mn u 1 1 thor, or tob'^ iji-nn- 
rant fit. Don'i g v th subj(-ct of 
mairinn ny a t ouiili while in yi ur 
tens, ex ept qulify your^-e f f r 
the re-ponsibh | o-ition ii p aces you 
in ; \ou netd all that lime of your 
lives to lit yourselves for it You 
need to study books, the laws of life 
ard heal ii, to be well experemed in 
the cu'ii ary art-, as perhaps the bap- 
pine-s and health of hundreds are df- 
p-^i di "g on your knowledge of this. 
Don't give your time and talents to 
the world, or to seeking the things of 
lime and se: se that [;e ish with their 
using. God has created you for a 
nob e purpose and made you account- 
ab'e for wl- at he has given you. 
Don't Still your birthright for a mess, 
of pottagp.^ — Selected. 


My friends, theie is an inflnence 
which goes out fitm a man such ihat 
he never do s any thing that he does 
not leave some magnetism in it. I do 
m t believe that a man does anything 
without putting i-ometliing of himseif 
into whar he does ! Allow me ;o il- 
lustrate. I do not befeve that a man 
build- a house without put ing into it 
sonictl ing of himself. I do not be- 
lieve that a man ever wrote a sen- 
tence, or painted a picture that he did 
not leave iBUch cf himself in that 
p cture, or in that sentei ce. 

No good painter Qver fainted the 
poitrait of another person that he 



(lid not leave s raethi' g of himseif in 
that I nrtrait. And n- vcau usfS an? 
implement tLnt he does not put b loe- 
ihing of himself into Ih -t impleme'it. 
There is what v^e cill associati' n. 
There is a fascina'ion in thii gs, by 
■which we have i-inticd. A' d they 
aie dangerous things to have lying 
abouf y. u. You are apt ti make 
use of ihfm and ccnpequently will 
be the means of your C' mmittiigsin. 
Plrtces where you nave been lur<^d 
and snared, are daigerous plac s for 
you to go ii'to when you are lefo'm- 
ed. It is exceedingly dangerous for 
you to mingle with the prsons wi h 
whom yu have as-oeiated in sin, and 
wi.o remain in tl eir sins. One thii g 
is certain, tlat when a man is reform- 
ed, he shou'd do wiih lA^ iosirnments 
of evil, what is done with the raiment 
of patients who liave di«d in the hos- 
piial, he should burn them. The 
most easy way to sin afttr having 
once reformed i^, loalow od labi s 
to ov^^come yi u, and ibis can be ac- 
compli-hed by reiiiing loyour old as- 

There is noihing but saving faith 
in Jesua Cliiist will btep )0U out of 
Bin. and trusting in tie Savior, you 
vrill not on y be delivered from f-in, 
but will realize tlrat his grace and tl e 
influeice of the divine Sf^irif. will 
help 5 ou out ( f the ways of sin. 
— "There is a way that seemeth right 
unto a man but the end thereof is 
death," — it is the way of sin. There 
is a way that hads to heaven : It is 
called the narrow way, but m it you 
are safe. J. W. E. 

Huntingdon, Pa. 



Id the second epistle of Paul to 
Timothy, 13th verse, we find the 
language which stands as a heading 
to this 68(-ay. I do not think I can 
belter elucidate tie subjtct mater 
contained in the language of tlie 
apostle, than by rehearsing an inci- 
dent in my own experience. 

Not long since, having occasion 
to visit a friend, and after passing 
the evening hours in friendly con- 
versation, I was informed that there 
was to be preaching at a school- 
house in the immediate vicinity at 
early candle-light 

Being always willing to accom- 
modate myself to t e circumstancfs 
by which I am surrounded, when 
not in direct opposition to prudence, 
I consented to remain and accom- 
pany the familv 1'^ preaching. The I 

preac.)!er pioved to be a* man of 
some iiiteiliyeMce. an i I was by no 
means displeased with his discourse. 
After the sermon was ended he call- 
ed upon the congregation to "sing 
a Song and sie if there were aov 
who desired the prayers of God's 
people," but as none designated 
themselves by coming forwa d, be 
urged the neccFsity frf such a mani- 
festation in a very touching exhor- 
tation, and then called on any who 
wished to become Chri.-tians, if they 
were ashamed to come forward, to 
just kneel where they were and they 
would piay for them anyway. Af- 
ter waiting for a time, and none 
coming or kneeling, he then propos- 
ed that every Christian in the house 
kn^el down, in order to convince 
the sinners that they were deter- 
mined to pray for them whether 
they wished it or not. I had been 
imroduced to him as a minister, and 
therefore the supposition would rea- 
sonably otitain ttjat I professed to 
be a Ohrii-tian. Afier eyeing me 
for some momen's, after a few wiio 
were professors had kneeled, and 
seeing that 1 still continued on my 
seat, l.e called ou the whole congrt- 
gatioD to join in prayer. As a mat- 
ter of course, I then knelt down 
while the prayer was being offered. 

When the meeting was dismissed, 
the preacher went to my brothei's- 
in-law, where I also was stopping 
for the night. After we had arrived 
at the house and were made com- 
fortable, the conversation turned on 
the subject of the meeting, and the 
propriety of "paying the preacher'" 
He remarked to me as follows : 

'•Why, brother Cross white, I 
don't t ink 1 ever felt bettor in my 
life than I did the other evening." 

'"Why," I remarked, "what was 
the source of your enjoyment ?" 

"I bad walked out on the street," 
said he, "and the day was exceed- 
ingly warm, and the rays of the sun 
oppressive. In my strolling around 
I chanced to meet a certain brother, 
who, by the way, was a rich broth- 
er, who caue up to me and handed 
me a five-dollar bill. I, of course 
took the mv.uey, but I did nf)t even 
thaek him for it. Ii ought to have 
been fifty instead of five. I return- 
ed to my house weary and exhaust- 
ed, and went up into my wife's 
room, threw myself upon the lounge, 
and was just beginning to recover 
soiiewhat from my exhaustion, 
when ray little son came into the 
room and told me there was a little 
boy down at the gate who wanttd 
to see me. I tuld my little son to 

go down and tell the l)oy that I 
could not see him. My Mtile son 
returned in a tew moments and said 
that the little boy said he must see 
me. Being thus importuned, I went 
down to the gate and found -a smalt 
boy, the son of brother , stand- 
ing there all dripping with perspi- 
ration from his tX'-rtion in carrying 
a bushel of blackberries to town. 
The boy asked me if I wanted some 
berries. 1 told him that I did not 
want to buy any, but he insisted 
that I should take th(>m, as be had 
subscribed a dollar towards my sup- 
port and had no other means of pay- 
ing me. Of course I took the ber- 
ries, and I tell you, brother Cross- 
white, I felt like taking the little 
fellow in my arms, to think that all 
the time he was gathering those 
berries and bringing them to town, 
he was thinking of me." 

"Well" said I, "brother T 

this was indeed praisewonhy in the 
boy, but J will tell you what I think 
would have made me feel still bet- 
"What?" said he. 
"Why to have taken that un- 
thankful five dollar bill from my 
pocket, and have given it to him, 
an(t t(>li! him to take it and the ber- 
ries to some store and get himself 
some necessaries, and buy him some 
gi od b .oks to read." 

After this conversation, I remark- 
ed, tliat 1 thought I was due him 
an explanation for my ctmduct at 
the meeting He said I could do 
so if I wished, but that it was im- 
material with him, as he wa* aware 
that we were oppjsed to such meet- 
ings, and he wished to know my 
reasons. I told him my reason for 
not kneeling at his request was two- 
fold : Ist, I alwavs purposed being 
consistent in everything, and that 
there I was in the midst of my old 
friends and neighbors, to whom I 
had preached for a numbtr of years 
and who were perfectly familiar 
with my course of conduct ; that I 
had traveled through heat and ctJd, 
through rain and suushine, over 
mountains high, and valleys low; 
that I had preached for them, sung 
with them, and prayed for ihem, all 
without money or price ; that 1 had 
never received one cent from any of 
them for these services, and if that 
was not sufficient evidence to ttiem 
of my earnet-t solicitudejfor their fu- 
ture welfare, surely my simply get- 
ting upon my knees where it diJ 
not cost me anything, would be but 
poor proof of my sincerity. 2d, j 
had long since deiermiDed never to 



bow at the behest of aoy man unless 
I believed him to be a bet'er roan 
than myself, of which fuels I had 
some doubts in that case. 

As to my being opposed to such 
meetings, my reasons were as fol- 
lows: 1 believe it to be the fulfill- 
ment of the apostle Paul's charge to 
Timothy in the chapter from which 
1 have selected the words which 
stand at the head of this essay, 
"Evil men and seducers, shall wax 
worse and worse, deceiving and be- 
ing deceived." 

I then remarked, that I believed 
they, as a denomination, held the 
doctrine, that there was no possibil- 
ity of apostatizing after conversion. 
He answered in the affirmative, and 
farther remarked that he did "not 
think that God did his work by 
halves, that he would not enroll 
one's name in the book of life, and 
afterwards erase it." 

I then asked him what bethought 
of those who professed conversion, 
and afterwards turned out badly, or 
got back into sin again. He said 
they were "deceived." I asked him 
to tell me who deceived them, and 
he failing to answer my question, I 
then proceeded to answer it myself. 

Now, says I, brother T , there 

is no doubt in my mind but if you 
continue this meeting some days, 
there will be several professions of 
religion, and if I am not wonderful- 
ly mistaken, before twelve months 
have rolled around, some of them 
will be back in sin as bad or worse 
than before you began with them. 
Now I will tell you who deceived 
them ; you deceived them, and they 
deceived you, so you are both de- 
ceived, and this is the means of the 

In the first place there is a power- 
ful and strenuous effort made by 
the preacher to get up an undue and 
unnatural excitement in the mind, 
by depicting as vividly as possible 
the solemnity of death, the horrors 
of hell and the doleful regions of 
darkness, the extreme anguish of 
the lost souls while they writhe be- 
neath the angry frowns of an offend- 
ed Creator, while the flames ot his 
fierce wrath are being poured out 
upon them without any mixture of 
mercy, until like Tontalus in hea- 
then mythology, they are complete- 
ly swallowed up in despair. This 
awful picture thus drawn before the 
mind in such graphic scenes, the 
mind constantly dwelling upon its 
horrors, naturally loses its healthy 
tone, assumes a morbid and unnat- 
ural condition, until the whole ner- 

vous system becomes deranged, and 
fearful timerousness takes possession 
of the strong man. The mind in 
this morbid condition is no longer 
under the control of the individual, 
but is moved and actuated by ex- 
trenuous influences and circumstan- 
ces. Like the inebriate who has 
long indulged in the excessive abuse 
of himself in intemperate habits, 
until he brings on delirium tremens, 
until the whole nervous current is 
completely deranged, he is capable 
of seeing anything, hearing anything, 
or feeling anything that fancy may 

The preacher next represents Je- 
hovah in the character ot the "Lord 
of the vineyard" who had given or- 
ders to his servant to cut down the 
barren fig-tree, — "Why cumbereth 
it the ground ?" — that the sword of 
justice is already suspended over the 
devoted head of the sinner, ready to 
fall at any moment and cut him as- 
sunder, and launch his affrighted 
soul into the doleful regions of de- 
spair. But Jesus Christ, under the 
character of mercy, pleads with the 
Father "to spare them yet a little 
longer," give them one more oppor- 
tunity to escape the impending 
wrath, and embrace mercy. In his 
imagination the sinner sees the 
sword of justice already descending 
to cut the slender thread which 
holds hinout of anawful hell, with 
ail its horrible consequences. N'^ 
wonder then, that with his mind 
thus disordered, that cries and groans 
and shrieks, and awful lamentations 
are the result. 

At this juncture of the proceed- 
ings, the merciful and love'y char- 
acter of the "Savior of sinners" are 
beautifully, and forcibly brought to 
bear upon the mind, such as his ag- 
onizing death upon the cmss, his 
bloody sweating in the garden of 
Gethsemane, his constant pleadings 
with his Father to spare the pur- 
chase of his blood. These exercises 
are interspersed with excitable songs 
such as, 

"Show pity Lord, O Lord forgive; 
Let a repenting sinner live," &c. 


"Come to Jesus, come to Jesus, come to 

Jesus DOW; 
He will save you, he will save you, he 

will save you now; 
I believe it, I believe it, I believe it now." 

This failing to produce the desir- 
ed effect, that is, a complets revolu- 
tion in the feelings, from despair to 
exultation, the congregation is call- 
ed upon to sing. 

"I am so glad that Jesus loves me; 
Jesus loves m<>, Jesus loves me; 
I am so glad that Jesus loves me, ^ | 
Jesus loves me — even me." 

This oftentimes has the desired 
efl'ect, like a full charge of electric- 
ity thrown from the galvanic battery 
upon a mass in a negative condition, 
which is precisely the condition of 
the minds of many <'f those who 
have thus been operated upon, as 
the philosophy of the mind will 
clearly demonstrate. 

The sudden transition from de- 
spair to hope, is so everwhelming 
and overpowering, that it produces 
complete exultation in the subject, 
and which phenomena, when seen at 
revival meetings, is called religion. 
But as there are different tempera- 
ments, and different organizations 
in the persons who attend at such 
meetings, it is often the case that all 
of the above mentioned means fail 
upon them, and then the preacher 
resorts to another mode of operation. 
He approaches the character in a 
very sympathetic tone, and accosts 
him or her thus : "My dear friend, 
pray tell me what is the matter with 
you that you don't get religion,?" 

"Oh," says the person, "I don't 
know ; do pray for me." 

"Why," says the preacher, "don't 
you love the Savior who has done 
so much for you — died upon the 
cross, and is now pleading for you, 
that you perish not in your sins ?" 

"O yes, I do love him." 

"Well, don't you love the people 
ol God — the brethren and sisters 
who are here praying for you, and 
are so desirous for your salvation ?" 

"O yes; I do love them too." 

"Why, you have got religion if 
you just knew it. Get up and praise 
the Lord." 

Thus both are deceived. The 
preacher has deceived the seeker, 
and the seeker has deceived the 
preacher ; hence boih are deceived. 

In my next I will give you the 
philosophy of the deception. 

The best way to keep your good 
acts in memory is to refresh them 
with new. — Cato. 

He submits himself to be seen 
through a microscope, who suffers 
himself to be caught in a passion. 

God is the source and tountain of 
love, and which may be divided in 
to three parts — the receiving from 
him, the comforting to him, and 
the reposing and trusting in him. 





"And besides this, giving all diligence, 
add tn your faith virtuft ; and to virtue, 
knowledge ; and to knowledge, temper- 
ance ; and to temperauce, patience ; and 
to patience, godliness ; and to godliness, 
brotherly kindness ; and to brotherly 
kindness, charity."' — Peter 1 : 5-7. 

The apostle Peter here portrays 
the religion of Ciiri^t as a progres- 
sive expanding work. After hav- 
ing escaped the corruption that is 
in the worH, and having engaged 
in the service of Christ, we are 
here exhorted to give all diligence. 
Diligence according to Webster, 
means a steady application to busi- 
ness. We are then to engage iu 
the service of Christ with all our 
might, we are to put forth all our 
energies and engage in the work 
heartily and fully, and this accords 
with Solomon's advice, "Wbat.'so- 
ever thy hard findeth to do, do it 
with thy might. And our Savior's 
injunction is, go work in my vine- 
yard, not go in and sit down, but 
work ; work is the watchwurd, and 
no marvel when we consider what a 
vast amount of work is to do, and 
the little time we have to do it in. 

In a state of nature, we are car- 
nal, depraved and thoroughly ign - 
rant of divine things, but after we 
have entered into a covenant 
relation with Christ, we are re- 
quired to build up a new character 
afier a new and. heavenly pattern. 

This great work must begtn in 
faith, for, '"Without faith it is im- 
possible 1 1 please Him," for he that 
Cometh to God must believe that he 
is, a rewarderof them that diligent- 
ly seek him," and, "wha'scever is 
not of faith is sin." Whatever we 
do must be dune \sitha full and un- 
shaken cnnfidence in God, and be- 
cause he has commanded it. We 
must repose implicitly upon his 
word. But Peier plainly shows 
that faith alone is not sulfisient. 
We must add many things to our 

First be admonishes that we add 
to our faith virtue, pureisess of 
morals, righteousness, and chuBtity 
are the riquisites in the formation 
of christian character. These form 
the firm and solid foundation up:jn 
which the beautiful fabric is built. 

And to viriue knc-wledge It 
has been said thai ignorance is the 
mo;her of devotion, and truly upon 
this aphorism the grtat hierarchy of 
B'lme was reared, and lor many 
ages sustained. That period ot the 
world's history so appropriately 

called the d^rit ages when prophecy 
swayed an almost universal scepter 
over the nations of Europe, is mark- 
ed as a period of the grossest igno- 
rance. This was a time of almost 
universal mental stagnation. There 
was no advancement in any depart- 
ment of literature. Ignorance like a 
dark pall sett led down overour world, 
and men groped their way in this 
thick darkness haunted by guilty 
fears, while gloomy specters filled 
them with terrors. 

Superstition the 'egitimate off- 
spring of ignorance usurped the place 
of truo religion, and a thorough un- 
questioning submission to all the 
rights au.l ceremonies ot the Romish 
worship were regarded as the only 
marks of piety. It matters little 
what the morals were, if only they 
would fully subscribe to every dog- 
ma of the church. The authority 
(jf I be church was placed before the 
authority of God's word, yea, it en- 
tirely supplanted it. The church 
assumed tlie rights and prerogatives 
of Gud himself, and from being a 
kind and nursing mother, she be- 
came a cruel blood-stained tyrant. 
Instead of being herself goverened 
by God's holy word, she grasped 
the reigns of secular power. Seated 
upon this beast (see Rev. 17,) she 
presumed to control the mental and 
spiritual development or" men. She 
fixid her standard of development 
in science, in literature and in re- 
ligion, and said to man, thus far 
shalt thou go. and no farther. The 
least advacement beyond her fixed 
rule was deceived, and the bold ad- 
venturer prescribed as a heretic. 
He must then either retrace his 
steps, or fall under the ban of tne 
churoh, and that was also to fall 
under the ban of the Siate, for the 
f )rmer controlled the latter. To at- 
tempt to suppress the mental crav- 
ings in man, or C)nfine them in cir- 
cumscribed bounds is a fruitless at- 
tempt. It can never be etfeetually 
done, and can only be partially ac- 
complishetl by the most rigid and 
systematic forms of tyranny. Such 
a form of tyranny, the worst that 
has ever disgraced our world, for 
ages ciipled and divarfed the intel- 
lectual faculties in man; but despite 
inquisitions, tortuies, and the burn- 
ing pile, man's mental powers 
would at times burst forth like a 
psnt up stream swee[)inB: away every 
impediment and undermining those 
castles of error and superstition, 
which had l)ecome venerable by age 
but not by virtue. Age will never 
make an error a truth, aeitber will 

novelty make a truth an error. The 
Bible is the only perfect standard 
and every practice that cannot bear 
the test of this touch-stone must be 
imperfect, no matter how long it 
may have been subscribed to by' 
men, yea even good men. And ev- 
ery practice that can bear this test', 
must be right, no matter how rfcent- 
ly it were beeun to be practiced.' 
"The path of the just," we are told,' 
"is as the shining light, that shin-' 
efh more and more unto the perfect 
day." Prov.4: 18. 

Christianity then, is no exception 
to the great law of advancement. 
She will continue to unfold until 
she bursts forth in all the splendor 
of millennial brightness, or a? Paul 
has it, "Till we all come in the 
unity of the faith, and the knowl- 
edge of the Son of God, unto a per- 
fect man, unto the measure of the 
stature of tiie fullness of Christ." 
Epe. 4 : 13. Error may well fear 
investigation. Our Savior has said 
"And this is the condemnation, that 
light has come into the world, and 
men loved darkness rather than 
light, because their deeds were evil. 
For every one that doeth evil bat- 
eth the light, neither cometh to the 
light, lest his deeds should be re- 
proved. But he that doeth truth 
cometh to the light, that his deeds 
may be made manifest, that they 
are wrought in God." The great 
revolution of the 16th century fully 
verifies this language of Jesus. 
Popery whose deeds are evil, loves 
darkness rather than light. And 
So long as she could keep ttie- pall 
of darkness spread over the minds 
nf men, so long her powers were 

At length after the world had 
long slumbered at the feet of her al- 
tars, and her images, men were rais- 
ed up to light the torch of truth. 
I-i the formost ranks, we behold the 
learned Reuchlin, who sought to 
revive the study of the ancient lan- 
guages particularly Hebrew, and 
Greek. This was aiming a deadly 
blow at Rome, and she raised a fu- 
rious clamor against him, declared 
him a heretic and threatened him 
•Aith the dungeons of the inquisi- 
tion. Popery dreaded theditlusinn 
of these languages for she knew 
that this knowledge would lead men 
back to the source of truth. The 
monks asserted that all heresies 
arose from these two languages, and 
particularly from the Greek. Greek 
said one of them, is a new and re- 
cently invented language, and we 
must be on our gbard agaliuiit it. 




As for Iltbrew. luy dear brethren, 
it ia ^certain that all who learn it 
ioimtdiately become Jews. Even 
the faculty, of theology at Paris 
declarpd it to parliament that, re- 
ligion is ruined if you permit the 
study oi Greek and Hebrevv. 

Next appeared that great genius 
Erasmus of Rotterdam, who by bis 
wit and sarcasm dealt heavy blows 
at the corruption of Rome. The 
above two men weie the precursors 
of that great reform that was about 
to burst upon the world. By their 
revival ut' learning, they gave a 
new impetus to men's mental pow- 
ers, aroused them from their long 
slumber, and thus prepared them to 
shake off those shackles witii which 
Rome had so long bound them to 
her triumphal car Reuchlin and 
Erasmus gave the Bible to the 
learned, the former the old Test- 
ament in Hebrew, the latter t* e 
new Tebtament in Greek. At these 
bright torches, the fire of Luther 
and Melanethon was kindled. They 
gave the Bible to the peoi)le. 

The revival of ietiera prepared 
the way for the extension of God's 
word. The same power that bad 
sought to crush the former forbade 
t-be spreading of the latter. The 
same persons wlio decrieil learning 
denounced the holy Scriptures. 
They said of the New Testament, 
"It Is a bonk full of serpents and 
t-iiorns." Why dfd they thus hate 
the truth? Why fear the dawn of 
light ? Because their deeds 'S'eie evil. 
This is proven by the conduct of a 
xjelebrattd ecclesiastic of those limes, 
who having never read the New 
Testament, one day called for a 
copy, but quickly threw it from him 
witb a terrible oath, btcause on 
opening it his eyes fell upon these 
words, "But I say unto you, swear 
not at all," he being a profane man. 
"Either this is not the gospel, 'said 
he, or we are not christians." 

Truth has nothing to fear from 
investigation. Like pure gold, it 
will lose nothing from being placed 
in the cracible. Every 'est to which 
it may be exposed will only more 
and more reveal its purity. The 
modern discoveries of science, the 
investigation made l>y travelers in 
foreign- lands, amid ancient ruins ; 
the exhumed remains of antiquity, 
covered with litheroglyphical in- 
scriptions, are all so many witnesses 
to attest the truth of God's word. 

Why add knowledge to virtue? 
That we may be more capable ot un- 
derstanding the holy Scrtptures. 
Hbwever virtuoas c* pioUi one may 

be without knowledge he cannot 
comprehend a large portion of God's 
word. Without knowledge befalls 
to see the wonderful wiodom and 
goodness of God as displayed in the 
works of nature. Tlie cultivated 
mind sees beauties and wonders ev- 
erywhere. The air he breathes, 
the water he drinks, the grass be- 
neath his feet, the winds that whittle 
round his dwelling, the light that 
comes to him from that distant lu- 
minary, the pure snow and ice, the 
frost, everything is to him an elo- 
quent teacher. 

And then a knowledge of history 
how it reveals unto us ihe dreadful 
haV' c that ?in has made. The aw- 
ful degeneracy of Adam's fallen 
race. It is but a sad repetition of 
the stronger, Cain-like, rising up 
and slaying the weatter. The his- 
tory of man is truly a history of 
blood and sufferings. Oh wliat has 
poor guilty man not suffered from 
famine, from pestilence, from earth- 
quakes, from war and fiom man's 
cruel inhumanity to man. We may 
well pause and ask if sin is thus 
teiribly punished here, when God 
but pours out some of the vials of 
his wrath upon the earth, (Rev. 16,) 
what will be when the wicked shall 
oe made to drink of the wine of the 
wrath of God that shall be poured 
out witht>ut mixture into tlie cup 
of his indignation, and shall bs tor- 
mentHd with fire and brimstnne in 
the presence of the holy angels, and 
in the presence of the Lamb. Yea 
what? Now all his judgments, how 
ever severe, are mixed with mercy ; 
then they will be unmixed. Judg- 
ment without meicy, dreadful, 

DREADFUL thought. Oh who is 

sufficient for that a^iful unmixed 
cup. Another potent reason why 
we should add knowledge to vir- 
tue is, that a person possessing a 
Well enlightened mind, a mind well 
sto;ed with useful knowledge is 
moie capable of exercising a correct 
judgment, and will be more likely 
lo see things in their proper light, 
than one who looks at things 
through the mist of ignorance. We 
are more apt to exercise patience arid 
forbearance toward those who live 
in our own time, if we know the 
faults and errors of the good and 
great of past ages. 

We should then mate use of ev- 
ery means within our reach to ac- 
quire knowledge. Knowledge has 
always been the best friend to Chris- 
tianity, while igniiance, bigitry 
and superstiiion have always been . 
bfeT greatest foe. This aposile thieii 

after exhorting us to add to our 
knowledge, temperance, pa'ience, 
godliness, brotherly kindness and 
charity says, If these things be in 
you and abound, they make \ ou 
that ye shall neither be barren nor 
untruitful in the knowleilge of our 
Lord .Jesus Christ. The former ac- 
quisitions then, are all necessary to 
place us in the (losscssion of that 
which of all things is most to be 
desired, the knovv ledge ot our Lord 
Jesus Christ. The knowledge of 
C/'hrist and of his word should be 
the end and aim of all knowl- 
edge. This is the highest attainment 
in knowledge, but we will not be 
likely to reach this glorious consum- 
mation if we dispite those helps that 
are placed wiihiu our reach. 
Urbana. III. 




Admiiting, as ia the speculation 
of some, (Soripiure reads to tiie con- 
trary) that there is r.o heD-fire, I 
cup truly add tay testimony to the 
effect that simpl) a convicted and 
heart-felt knowledge of the nature 
of even original sin common lo all 
is as the wreathing and invisible 
flames of the described nether re- 
gions. As one of God's "witnesses" 
of his "'hand and rai^ht" and the' 
real dreadfulness of sin — fruit of" 
conviction and fact, I do now sol- ' 
emnly warn you to flee from the 
wrath to come. "It is an awful 
thing to fall into the hands of tho 
livng God," — he is a "consuming 
fire" here and hereafter to a person 
unpardoned and convicted of their 
possession of sin. lu the language 
of Jeremiah, "remembering mine 
affliction and my misery, tlie worm- 
v.ood and the gall. My soul hath 
ihem still in remembrance, andis 
humbled in me." Please readLam. 
Jer. 3. Ob ! the pangs of bin. My 
dear dying friends, do heed this 
solemn and truthful warning of ber 
who has been in that peculiar and 
reasonable situation to-know this 
truth as delineated in the Bible. 
In St. Luke 16 ; please read the 
parabl ' of the rich raao and Laza- 
rus, There you v\ill find the form- 
er in torment, iieggiog that some 
one from" the dead may be sent to 
warn his surviving friends of bis 
error «nd misery. None are sent; 
as he <s informed that if they "hear 
not M'lspsand the prophets, neittnr 
will they be persuaded, thou^li oiie 
rcise from the deftd." fejoletun <iiSa- 



elusion this. Oh ! be warned bj the 
mouth of the living. 

Again to my captivity : Amoi g 
many and various other things, I 
was at this time, (Jan. 1870, while 
painfully surveying the ''chambers 
of imaginary") deeply convicted up- 
on the abuse of the Sabbath day by 
the outside world as well as by pro- 
fessing christians. Everything en- 
tered fuHy into my heart and stamp- 
edlitself indellibly upon its tablet. 
Let me assure you that these sort of 
convictions are through a divine 
agency, and not according to our 
own selfish and crooked ways. — 
"God's ways are not our ways ; nei- 
ther are his thoughts our thoughts." 
T continued to organize and wrestle 
with him in prayer for a deliverance 
from my bosom sine, till during 
March of this last named year, I 
obtained great relief. I then imag- 
ined they were forever eradicated. 
My spiritual health was also im- 
proved. Later, I was again visited 
by worldly trials. Again 1 was 
cast down ; but not beset by my re- 
cenflv conquered sins. The follow- 
ing May, while musing on the tri- 
als and sinfulness of this world, I 
was moved as if by intuition ; and 
hastily picked up my Bible which 
I daily kept near me, and opened 
unwittingly , at this passage first: 
"For the time that it goeth forth it 
sbttU take you ; for morning by 
morning shall it pass over, by day 
and by night ; and it shall be a vex- 
a'ion onlv to anderetaDd the report." 
Isaiah 28: 19. 

I then continued to rapidly shut 
and reopen my Bible, noting every 
time, the first passage my eye rested 
upon, by turnirg down the corners 
ot the leaves. This I did till the 
tollowing chapters and the-r verses 
were seen in order as now given; 
and which afterwards proved to be 
as the keys of salvation foi me to 
unlock the God's "sacred book." 
Viz : Eoc, 8 : 9 , Prov., 22 : 19, 21 ; 
Ptialm 106 : 3 ; Isaiah 16:3; Isaiah 
22 : 23, 24, 26 ; Isaiah 42 : 22, 24 ; 
Isaiah 47 : 8,9; Isaiah 61:6; 
Isaiah 44 : 23 ; Solomon's Song 4 : 
1 ; Psalm 78 : 1 ; Psalm 41 : 8 ; 
Isaiah 5 : 25. While rapidly glanc- 
ing at these ( some weie then to me 
meaningless Scripture passages, I 
lelt confounded, and was puzzled to 
know the meaning of all 6t their 
pointed words. Day alter day I 
looked over them. Althou(;h I was 
never too much weakened tu sit up 
through the Jay, yet I was too 
nervi us to do much of anyttiing at 
any time. Consoqueotly, I was 

obliged t.) resort to a ramJom way 
of readiag my Bible. My steps 
were ordered in God's word, Psalm 
119: 133, and Psalm 25: 5. In 
this special directed manner, I rap- 
idly become in possession of many 
precious promises, which finally 
proved to be as so many rounds of 
a ladder upon which to lead my be- 
nighted heart up to God. 

At first I silently murmared 
against the Lord because he allow- 
ed me to be too much afflicted to 
read the Bible in a regular order as I 
wished. However, I entreated him 
to be merciful to me in my depen- 
dent and straitened condition, and 
permit the seeds of truth to take 
root in my thirsty and righteous- 
hungry heart, that they might 
forth fruit in due season. Feeling 
too nervous to tax my mind I oftwn 
feared I would not ever be able to 
recollect enough "Wherewith to an- 
swer him that reproacheth me ;" and 
"to give a reason of the hope that is 
in me." To my glad surprise, up- 
on ever_, necessary occasion, [could 
make such fluent and seasonaole 
quotations from the Scriptures, with- 
out having ever memorized the 
number of chapter or verse, that I 
had ample reason to believe that 
God would never leave nor forsake 
me if faithful. I then realized that 
I was being "taught of God." His 
word satisfied me that if I would 
keep his way in ail things, and "be 
still" (in my imagination, mind and 
preference — he commands us to 
"judge not before the time" — its 
performance) «nd trust all in him, 
he would "direct all my works in 
truth," and become "mouth and 
wisdom" for me. 

Late in June of this year (1870,) 
I at last begun to be aware by Bi- 
ble convictions that I was in a state 
of "captivity" — a something I bad 
never thought of before when read- 
ing, nor ever heard of — a spiritual 
strait laid upon those whom God 
chooses for special purposes. How 
exceedingly depondent 1 felt! Words 
are too feeble to describe the power, 
might, depth and strength of this 
condition ! I was liko the "dry 
Btubb'e," "a broken vessel," and the 
•'valK-y of dry bones." Read Job 
13: 25; Psalm 31 : 12; Ezekiel 37. 
I possessed breadth, full and free 
reason ; but no spirit. Just then I 
was precisely in Job's described con- 
dition when he piteously paid, "now 
be hath made me weary ; thou bast 
made desolate all my company, and 
my leanness rising up in me beareth 
witness to my face." Job was in 

spiritual captivity. Thus : Job 29: 
6, 7, 9 ; Job 7 : 3, 4 ; Job 23 ; 3, 8, 
8, 10,13 14: Job 30: 15, 16,20, 
21, 22, 26, 31 ; Job 42:10. While 
I was in this then fast realized state, 
all of my past conquered sins rushed 
upon me unawares and unwelcome. 
(This was July 1870.) Woeful 
state I would silently cry. My 
heart would also plead ; Oh ! God 
why bast thou become cruel to me? 
For "he breaketh me with breach 
upon breach ; he runneth upon me 
like a giant." Job 16. At this 
time, I felt hopeless tor the forgive- 
ness of these numerous sins which 
had unexpectedly made war upon 
my deeply awakened conscience; 
and for which I could not find a 

In this pitiful strait, I bad lost 
all hope of an entrance into heaven; 
and in its stead I fully realized the 
described torment of hell — a mini- 
ature purgatory in my breast. My 
spiritual man was experiencing the 
burnings of invisible flames — a mar- 
tyr in spirit but with no mental 
exercise nor physical t-ickness. 
"There is a spirit in man : (a dis- 
tinct invisible body from the carnal 
portion) and the inspiration of the 
Almighty giveth them understand- 
ing." Job 32. Also read 2 Tim. 3 
chapter, especially 16 and IT verses. 
In gay desperate grief, it made me 
mute with terror and spiritual mis- 
ery. I continued the most intense- 
ly organtized for a day. At its 
close, as a peace-branch from above, 
this passage came forcibly to my 
then broken heart: "The kingdom 
of heaven suff'ereth violence, and 
the violent take it by force." St. 
Matth. 11: 12. Then and there, 
with this comfort, my whole soul 
vowed that henceforth, even if it 
resulted in my banishment from all 
human beings, I meant to do God's 
entire will that I might gain a 
home in that bright and peaceful 
world above. 

(To be continued.) 

^ ^ ^ ^ 


He that hath pity upon the poor, l«nd- 
eth unto the Lord, and that which he 
hath given, will he pay him again. — Pro- 
verbs 19 : 17. 

There is a great fault in the 
world and also in the Christian 
clurch of not giving enough to the 
poor. We wiio have all the neoes- 
saries of life, and all the pleasure 
that this world can afford, ought to 
be very kind to ttie poor, and di- 

THE P r L G K T M. 


vide with th(m the blespings the 
Lord has so kindly hUssed us with. 

Jesus said to tlie youug tran, "If 
thou wilt be perftct, jro and sell 
that tbou hast, and give to the poor 
and thou shalt have treasures in 
heaven. But Ob, bow seldom is 
anything sold to give to the poor. 
It is rather spent in building large 
tine bouse?, and such things that 
must all pass away, instead of lay- 
ing op treasures in heaven where 
neither moth nor rost corrupteth 
and DO thief can bieak through nor 
steal. David says, "Blessed is he 
that consideretb the poor. The 
Lord will deliver bim in times of 
trouble." And Jesus says, "give 
aud itbball be given unto you, good 
measure, pressed down and shaken 
together aud running over, shall 
men give into your bosom." And 
Siilomon says, ''cast ihy bread upon 
the waters, for thou shalt 6nd it af- 
ter many days." So we might re- 
fer to many more passages that com- 
mands us to give to the poor, and 
we find it Bible truth that it is 
more blessed to give than to receive, 
Silt the Bible also says, "give not 
your alms before men, so as to be 
seen by them, neither shall we let 
our left band know what our right 
hand doeth." Some perhaps would 
rather give belore men so as to be 
seen, and get a little honor, not 
thinking of what the Savior says 
that "ihey shall lose their reward." 

But while WB are all weak and 
more or less forgetful in obeying 
Chribt's commands, let us pray to 
be strengthened with might by his 
spirit in the inner man that Christ 
may dwell In our heaits by faith 
and that we may be able to do the 
things that are well pleasing in his 
sight and that pertains to our eter- 
nal happiness. 

While the passage at the head of 
this article says, "he that hath pity 
upon the poor lendeth unto the 
Lord," I would say, if any of my 
readers would like to lend some 
thing to the Lord, let them sub- 
scribe for the Pilgrim, or buy a 
good book for some poor brother or 
sihter that cannot afford to pay. He 
may be sure the Lord will pay him 
again good measure and pressed 
down as promised, if given in the 
right spirit. Then loo I would al- 
so mention the Danish and the Stein 
funds, as a good investment for the 

My dear fellow pilgrims let us all 
strive to lay up more of our treas- 
ures in heaven, for Jesus says where 
your treasures are there will youi 

heart be also. Therefore if our 
treasures are in heaven, our heatt-i 
certainly will be there too. But 
while my heart is not so much in 
heaven, as I think a christian's 
should be, I fear I have too little 
treasure there. But my earuei-t de- 
seiie and prayer to God, is to get 
still nearer to him, and to draw my 
affections more from earthly things 
to those above. We need the help 
of God in all things we do, and he 
is able and willing to help us, if we 
trust in him. Let us daily pray 
earnestly, and when you pray re- 
member your young and unworthy 



Prayer is as necessary and benefi- 
cial to the Christian as food is to the 
natural b .dy ; it nourishes the body, 
gives strength and makes man iieei 
quite rtyiv< d. It creates a i;ew feel- 
ing in his whole b< dy and mi^.d ; 
therefore we s e the effec s of natural 
fold. So is praytr strength aid 
comfort to the soul of any tiuman be- 
ii g ; it DOi only benefits us in that re- 
speci, but in a gieat many others 
We can drive away Sa'an by prayer 
to God , when it comes fr m the iieart : 
it milked the soul leel that there is a 
future happiness, for those who are 
fai hfiil and diligen f)llower8 0t Jet-us 
Cbriat, and are wi ling to repeat and 
believe that beautitui prayti lO Jesufc. 
Irom the bo. torn of their h^ari ; ihey 
tire the onts that t-hall r»ce ve tie 
beneiit of prayer, not because of that 
bappinet-8 which is prepared for all 
who do pray and believe that Jesus 
Ctirist died for us aud our sins. Oh 
fiends, Itt us contidtr this mbject 
and be diligently engaged iu ttiin 
work to Jesus Christ. What a com- 
fort it is to the person when he baa 
prated to Jesus Uhri-t and then lays 
his body down to rest. In the eveo- 
ing he does not know wled-er he 
will le able to get up the next morn- 
ing, bui by prayer to Jerus Christ, 
he can feel that promise of heaven 
thai beau iful home lor ail who h ve 
him, bo as to pi ay Irom the tieait for 
his kindness. Why then he can go 
to rest with eate and comfort. — Her- 
ald of 7 ruth. 




I have read and re-read the vari- 
ous plans and suggestions which 
have been [ roposed by the breth- 
ren, for holding A. M. I will also 

offer one or two siiggeetioDS. In 
No. •49 of tie PiLGUiM, brother 
Lair savs he would have no board- 
ing houi^e ou the ground. He also 
says the principal objection seenas 
to be the multitude. Now I do 
not understand it to be the multi- 
tude, but the cost of feeding the 
multitude. And brother Lair says 
dou't feed them. I do not quite 
a»ree with him in that. I would 
say feed them but make them pay 
something for it, and my plan would 
be to announce to the congregation 
that for one meal (specifying the 
time) every one, members and oth- 
ers should pay 50 cents to help pay 
the expenses of holding the meet- 
ing then, if there are one thousand 
at that meal, it would amount to 
$500. If two thousand, it would 
amount to $1000, which would go 
far towards paying the expenses. 
There might be a good many less at 
that meal than at any other, if they 
knew they had to pay for it, but 
what of that ; there would be that 
much saved, for what they eat, costs 
money. It may be said the distrist 
in which the meeting is held nas the 
largest representation and they 
would still have to bear the princi- 
pal part of the burden. Very well 
those in the district who are so cir- 
cumstanced that tbpy can attend, 
and enjoy the meeting, should pay 
more towards paying the expenses 
than those that are prevented 
from various causes from attend ng. 
If the multitude under the present 
arrangement is the objection, stop 
making arrangments for half fare 
on the raiIroa<l8 and ycu will in a 
measure overcome that objection. 
New Hope, Va. ~ 

The naked truth is too serious 
and makes few friend»; but when 
clothed in a simple and cheerful at- 
tire gains many disciples. 

Do not permit yourself to be led 
away by the multitude, for you will 
be alone when you die, and when 
you render your last account 

Some persons are capable of mak- 
ing great sacrifices; but few are ca- 
pable of concealing bow mucti the 
efforts cost tbem ; and it is this con- 
ceitment that constitutes their val- 

Knowledge is not to be gained by 
wishing, nor accquired by dignity 
and wealth. The student whether 
rich or poor, must read, think re- 
member, compare, consult, and di- 
gest in order to be wise and useful. 





FABMBAI.E, Ken. 1 
Jan. 23d, '75. / 


Dear and much esteemed brother 
in llie Lord and ihe dear members 
of your family, and all of the be- 
loved members of the Valley River 
church aijd Crieuds ; grace and mer- 
cy and peace from God the Fall er, 
and from our Lord and Savior Je- 
sus Cnrist, be muliipiied uuto you 
all, that he will preserve you all 
blameless and cause you to walk iu 
straight paths, is my praye,. 

Beloved, thoufh I am situated 
Bome distance from you in bodv, yet 
in spirit 1 am with you. I am here 
among a proud people. Have been 
traveling and presicliink; over five 
different counties, and as a rewar I 
for my lat)ori^t^!x have made a|)pli- 
cation for bajxi-^m as soon hs the 
■winter breaks. S .nietiraes I think 
I could huve ace mplished mno.U 
more good h id I remained iu Vir- 
ginia and >ione the sime amount v.i' 
preaching that I liave done here, 
but it seems that God has a people 
even here iu Kentucky and by the 
time spring opens there will he a 
membership here numbering fifteen, 
that IS including the nine memI)e^^ 
that are here with the six added. 
Brethren, are you all engaged in 
earnest prayer for a glorious ingath- 
ering of souls in Kentucky ? We 
fe«l th:t we need the |)rayers atid 
sympathy of the church, that we 
may have grace and wisdom enough 
to successfully cor: bat all the fbrm- 
of error that the ensign of the pow- 
er of daikness may he trampled in 
the dust, his >^troiighol(ls broken 
di.wn, and the blood stuinedjianner 
of Kin^ ImoTanuel planted in its 
stead. May the spirit of error here 
and elsewhere be overcome by the 
spirit of truth and all of the people 
be sanctified as meet foi the Mas- 
ter's use. 

Bretl'reu, in order to accomplish 
this we must be what t5ie apostles 
of old were, that is, living episiles 
read and known of all men. Ttie 
image of our Redeemer ought to 
shine in our lives, and give uuto us 
a character as it did to Abraham o( 
old, and that character was right- 
eousness. The eyes of the world 
are upon us. Tne skepiic and the 
iLfidel are surveying our course, 
false righteousness is raising barric rs 
to trip our feet, and the gaudy fa.sU- 
iuue \ii' a tiulul wurid are orjring 

peace, peace, where there is no peace. 
Oh the great responsibility of the 
Christian, the arduous task they 
have to perform, the good they 
ought to accomplish. All of their 
energy should be' concentrated to 
the oue grand object, that is, the 
conversion of the world. God de- 
lights not in that servant whose 
mind is more employed in worldly 
matters than heavenly. He desires 
the entire consecration of his ser- 
vants to his cause. Then brethren 
let us watch and pray that we enter 
not into temptation, for iu due time 
we will reap if we faint not. Let 
U3 remember that he is faithful that 
promised and though the heavens 
will roll together tiS a scroll and the 
earth be melted with fervent heat, 
we shall be raised above these dire- 
ful calamities anda<imiited through 
the gates into the aiy of the living 
God, tSiere to enjoy the sweet fel- 
loASiiip of the aufiel'c choir foiever. 
BiCssed thoughi ! It should fill 
our souls with prayer that God has 
been so kind as to even give us a 
glimpse of the future glory that i.s 
in reserved for us. 

Then brethren, seeing we know 
these things and that we are also 
acquainted with thet^ad condition of 
thdse that depart, let us cry aloud 
and spare not, for; we wrestle not 
with flesh and blood, but against, 
|)rincipalilies ami powers, pgainst 
the rulers ot the darkness ol ttiis 
world, against sj)intual wickedness 
in high places. Wherefore it be- 
hooves us to take unto us the whole 
armor of God, aud having done ail 
to fct-ind ,witr» our loins girded 
about witii truth. So brethren, 
fare you well ; be perfect, he all of 
(me mind, all speak the same thing, 
flee from 'he tents of the wicked, 
be found iu the company of the 
righteous, uphold t at which is 
good, and the very God of peace be 
with you. 

From your brother in Ci.rist, 
John W. Fitzgerald. 

E, Md., I 
, 1876. / 

, Baltimore, 

H. ^. 'Brumbaugh : — 

Beloved Brother : 

A w(jrd from our 
struggling church may not be unin- 
teresting. Surrounded by every- 
thing tiiat would conduce to keep 
people away from Christ, and make 
them forget the existence of a liere- 
after, our congregHtions have, nev- 
ertheless, steadily increased, and the 
prosptcts of salvation to many are 
bri){bter now, than tha}' have b«uu 

since our meetings have become reg- 
ular appointments. Yesterday tho 
augels in heaven and Christ's peo- 
ple upon earth were made to rejoice 
in the reception of oue more into 
the churcn militant ; thus increas- 
ing our congregation to thirty souls. 
Every person will think this a small 
nunaber among a population num- 
bering hundreds of thousands; but 
it is as the vision of one of old : one 
devil silling in the tower was 
enough to watch the whole city, as 
men did the rest of the evil work ; 
whereas there were many surround- 
ing the little church in the country, 
striving to lead astray the few who 
worshiped there. It is therefore 
necessary that we should fight the 
harder and work the more earnestly 
to build up the cause of the Redeem- 
er here. And we need the aid of all 
who have the advancement of the 
cause at heart. We want the sym- 
pathies and prayers of all wtio take 
an interest iu the salvation of souls. 
God giant that many more may be 
brought to see the error ot their 
way, and turn to the true and liv- 
ing way which is Christ Jesus. 

Yours iu tlie bonds nf toe Gos- 
pel. F. R. Sappington. 


Dear FUgrirn: — 

Tne members of the 
church here in Mexico are in goud 
healtu as tar as 1 know, in fact the 
kealih liere lu ihis part ot tiie coun- 
try has been uuu-ual the past 
foil and winter. But very few 
deatljs have occurred >u the year 
j usl goue. 

Tutre has been a few more ac- 
eesbions to the church the year 
ttiau cjumou, perhaps on account 
ot tome extra labor having been 
done. A little exira labor often 
pays well. A young brother from 
the S.aie of Missouri by the name 
ol Bashor was toe hist lo stop with 
Us ; then brother S. S. Sberfy of 
TtDuessee paid a visit to us, and 
lastly, brotiicr I. Bilihimer ff Clin- 
tuu, (liid.) preached several telling 
Sermous tor us ; so it will be seen 
that (here has been a little more 
preaching done, which in all prob- 
ability is the cause of the gitater 
number if accessions. 

Our church is a large one, and 
also a weuittiy one, auil we always 
thought aud still believe it to be a 
beuevoleut one, for they have often 
mauilested it in their conduct; but 
itiey have not ytt opened their bow- 
els of compa.-sion nor lent a helping 
baud to tite l>am\tU fund, i tniuk 



it is ahoui time thpv bestir tlipiii- 
selves to 00 stnittliing lO'.^ards t^" 
good a wirk aa it is. If we liave 
tliH salvation of souls, and the jjlo- 
rificati 11 of God'a name at heait, 
surely the strings of our money 
bags would iin wine enough that a 
few dollars c luld drop oiil to aid in 
the noble Work that is now begun. 

If each of us w()u!(i dro[> a small 
penny into iLe tiat ilmt is pat^sing 
ari'und it would swtl; the pile 1 1 a 
suffic ent size- that there c >uld bi: 
soiiiCtbing done with it. I have no 
doubt tliai we w(iuld number very 
nearly, if unt quite, 100,000 s )uU — 
and thisjust brings the thought to 
my mind, could there not be S"me- 
tliing set on foot that would give us 
sometbing of a nearly correct idta 
of our uumber? It appears to me 
that a census could be taken witii- 
out one cent's oost, and that in a 
short time, too; and I am ready (o 
begin it by giving in this church at 
500 members. Now if some one 
from every church in the brother- 
hood will do as much, the editors 
will soon be able to tell us what our 
approximate uumber is. 

The weather his been very fine, 
for the time of year, for the last 
month ; it stems more like April 
ttian December. New Year's day 
was just like a May day. The 
wheat and grass Wtre growing fine- 
ly, and the buds began to swell, and 
some people began to plow, but now 
it is colder again. 

J. B. Lair. 

Mexico, Ind. 

SwEED Point, Iowa. ) 

Jan. 18 h, 1876. S 
Dear Readers of the Filgrim : — 
Let me <ell you of this. 
part of the world. We have had a 
series of meetings by brother J- H. 
Filmore, assisted one evening by S. 
M- Gouchnour. We have had some 
good sermons. There has been one 
precious soul, one very dear to me, 
(my companion) won to Christ, and 
that there has been lasting impres- 
sions made on several, we have good 
reason to believe. Dear readers, 
you will see that I have great rea- 
son to glorify God when 1 tell you 
that before this I was all alone hf>re, 
as there are none of the brethren 
living nearer us than ten miles, and 
oir meetings are thirteen mile^ 
away. The first meetings we had 
were on December 26th and 27t ', 
1874. Tben On Nov. 20th, brother 
S. M. GiiUghnour came again, and 
preached two sermons fur us, one 

on the pveii-'g of the 20ih, ami on 
the 2lsr. TiiHii ui;ain on the tl.irii 
Saturday' and Sunday of Decem- 
ber, brother Filmore came and 
spent six days with iia, and I lio|>e 
by the help i<f G')d he has done 
much good, and that the bread east 
upon the water-i may rtturu alter 
many d.iys. 

We have had a very mild win- 
ter thus far. It has bten very mud- 
dy for some time, however it is 
freezina: now. More anon. 
From your sis'er, 

E. Hawkins. 


For the benefit of t e soliei'itig 
committee for the Altiona M. H. 
I give below a lisi of the churches 
which have responded to the call 
and contributed lo the same, but I 
cannot give the exact amount that 
each c''urch gave t'j make up the 
$4(12.05 check, as I sent other mon- 
ey besides that fur which I have the 
receipt, and havini^ lost the list that 
made up that amount, I hope the 
following will be satisfactory ^or 
ihp, present. Lower Cumberland, 
Clover Creek, Le^istowu Snai?e 
Spring, Lower C mawago. Spring 
R'lD, Lost Creek, Upper Conawago. 
Yellow Creek, James Creek. 

There is soiut thing in the tfarp- 
ment given last week that I do not 
now understand, therefore cannot 
make my report correspond with it, 
until I have an explanati on from 
the building committee, for this 
reason I give no amounts in this 
report. Geo. Brumbaugh. 

Grafton, Jan. 2.5th, 1876. 

Good's Mill, Va. 

Sro. BruTiibaugh: 

As there has been several 
plans proposed to hold our A. M., 
I will also offer one, and if you 
think it worthy of nct'ce please pub- 
lish it in your paper. 

I am in favor of having all our 
deliberations in public and give ev- 
ery one the privilege to speak, and 
make decisions as heretofore. Then 
make no provision to feed the peo- 
ple at the place "^f meeting, but al- 
low the brethren or others to make 
their arrangement and have board- 
ina: tables to feed the multitude, 
with restrictions such as the breth- 
ren may see proper to put upon 
Item, wlih the understanding that 
one of them should have regular 
meals sjiecially for ihi deleijate-. 
Let eVery one pay their own fare, 
and save all this expense and trouble. 

Let the districts who send the dele- 
gates pay their fare while at the 
meeting, which would be only a few 
dollars more. Tlie A. M. has be- 
come so burdensome trom feeding 
the wlnde multitude free gratis, that 
♦here are notie scarcely willing to 
have it. N' w in this way we woud 
throw off the greater portion <if ■x- 
peiiS". Tiie di'^trid in which the 
meeting is held should perhaps pay 
the damage asked for the meeting 
ground ,,..fl. .:>m, 

Some of the brethren were fitrur- 
ing at a ]t]\n to lesson the crowd. I 
think this ulan would also have 
that effeit. Some others were in 
favor of H' t having an A. M. at all. 
O.bers proo'ised to throw tie busi- 
ness into the bands of a few ; eitlier 
of these two plans I think would he 
cilculated to bring more disunion 
and ,'^ub-divisi ns among iis, > 

John Harshbarger. 


January 24th, '76. J 
Dear Brethren and sisters in the 
West — 

We inform you by this, 
that our European trip is stopped 
for several weeks, on account of my 
wife's illness. She is yet tied to 
her bed of affliction. We have al- 
ready realized the truthfulness of 
our Lord's promise, that there is 
none who have left houses or lands, 
or brethren, but what shall receive 
a hundred fold in this life even un- 
der persecution. We have met none 
of our dear brethren sioce our s-top 
iu Huntingdon to this place, Indian 
Creek and Hatfield, but what true 
love, not in words but in deeds, also 
has heaped upon ua from every side. 
The Lord has through this caused 
us to see our dear ones in their true 
appearance, and we can but praise 
our heavenly Father, that his child- 
reu are far l,>e'.ier than we expected. 
It has made us small in our own 
eyes, and our brethren and sisters 
greater, and we shall try after this 
to look carefully after the good 
wrought in cur brethren, when we 
see some imperfection, and then at 
leasi be just in our conclusions" The 
brethren here, with but few excep- 
tions, are far plainer than out wfSf, 
especially our drar sisters. We 
have hardly a i r.ther but what 
wears a rsiund coat, and all are full 
of luve ai;d m earne.-^t fur the suc- 
cess of . ur mission. This ii'deedis 
s^'eet to us inour trials and afB.iotion, 
Oh, dear brethren and sisters let us 



all work tor love to one another. It 
seems ti) me if we were unit»-d in 
love, and could stand hand in hand 
that the enemy of our souls c )ul<i 
do us but liitle barm, that our u^^ace 
would be as a river, and our power 
great, and our light bright as tup 
mijrning star, in a dark world full 
of hatred, sin and folly. 

Chri.-tian Hope. 


North Georgetown, O., ) 
Januiry 23d. 1875. ) 

Beloved in the Lord : — 

This day 
again has been a day of rejoicing 
for the Sandy congregatinn, and the 
angels in hiaven and we believe ee- 
pecially for that father and mother 
to see two more of their family 
make the important and prayed for 
covenant with God. 

On ti e evening of Dec. 8t.h, we 
were favored by the visit of bre'h- 
reu Geo. Worst of As'tlaml Co., 
and Gideon Bolinger of Mediia Co., 
who labored faithfully and zealous- 
ly (as was remarKed upon that occa- 
Bicn preparing us for a future series 
of meetings) in preaching to us the 
word of e ernal truth, and admon- 
ishing us to 'humble ourselves un- 
der the mighty hand of God. thiit 
he might exalt us in due time." We 
indeeii have had our moments of 
sorrowing for absent ones (although 
not all by the hand of death, but 
by necessity of the church to obey 
the word of Go!,) 'n a church ca- 
pacity, as well as your humble ser- 
vant, in (he family circle, has ex- 
j)erieuced the greatness of the loss 
in the world, of a beloved and true 
help mate, but as she was willing 
to say then, so I humbly b iw in 
8nbB)isji()n, and .-ay ti o "Thy will 
be d ne," Dining the stay of these 
brethren, we had five meetings, 
which in a measure prepared us i y 
the blessings of Gi'd, for a series of 
meetings then in eonteniplati >n, o 
commence on New Year's day 

Tlsat glorious day dawned upon 
us and it will be long renien)bered 
by this little flock, for with its many 
expected (iifis, prepared and given 
to gladden the luartsef many li tie 
innocrut children, it br light mneb 
more exceedingly gr<ai and precious 
gift->, thai' pior human beings 
can bestow npm one an< ther, 
Namely: c.nsecration of our lives, 
and giving of our heart to G 'd, in 
loving, serving and obeying him, 
for iile agreablr to his word in his 
Ml Will and Ttttament. Accord- 

ing to, »e met at 
Freeburg, Jan. Isr, in ttie h'luse 
pui chased t>y ilie M. E c'iunh las' 
Spring, found with the ministerial 
I elp of bretiiren Jtst-e Calvert, of 
N .hie Co., Ind., and P. J. Bn.wii, 
of Wayne ciUnty, O., who present- 
ed the precious truths of the Bibb' 
in such an ex|flicit aoJ comprehen- 
sive manner, by the help of the spir 
it and po^er of the good Lord, that 
not aiew honorable men and women 
were made willing to accept the 
call of the Master. And the church 
experienced a refreshing, and much 
j>y in the Holy Ghost, for the in- 
ner man to feast upo",and I bflieve 
hasgrovced in grace and in the 
knowledge of the truth, as it is tn 
Clirist Jesus';'' not however by his 
righteousness deserved through 
good works, but by the grace of 
God granted us in great tender mer- 

The meetings continued heie for 
a few days, then we met at the 
Reading houe-e of woisbip, contin- 
ued there until Sunday the 9 h. 
Bro. Brown then took his depar- 
ture amid rejoicings for the good 
work accomplished and still g lod 
propects for more fruit, and amid 
sorrowing because of the nece.-sity 
of separation, for already twenty- 
four precious souls had covenanted 
with God in ('tirii^t Jesus. Aftei 
meeting on Mondny morning eight 
more were baptized. Tins caused 
renewed thanks and joy in the 
church, and especially fiir your 
humble servant to 8>e his only 
moherletB dau^'httr with other 'eti- 
der lambs entf-r tlie fold of Jesus. 

Tien we again rtpaire.1 to the 
Freeburg satictuary and continued 
the good w.-rk there until Friday 
moruii.'g, January I4th, wheo the 
closing huene was tlie ba|>tizing oi 
three men and tieir bosom a m; a- - 
ii ns. All they that glad'y le^eiv 
ed the word and were baptized nuin- 
fiered forty-6ve. Noiwi hstaoling 
the of the water after ihe 
ice had been removed and at times 
the chil ing atmo.'ip^ere (sp. ken ot 
by the gazing crowd) they wire 
willing to follow the example of 
our Redeemer. Five were adde;t 
to the ("hmch since our eonimunion 
nueniig in Juoe, >md (! e ia.«t tivo 
ep ken of, and aiso t.»f u- add.d 
to tiie little bai.d at B.isiolville, 
Trumbu I county. (\tho are under 
our care) the fruits of he labor of 
brother D. N. W rkman, of Ash- 
1 \Tiil co;iiiiv in De\. oi-ikng t\ to- 
tal of fil'iy-six, Bretbrto aud -i^- 
ttre renrembtr us in yoUr hours of 

devoti(m,that t' e L >rd may be with 
us, that he may keep us humble 
amid our pr^ i^p- rity, that we may 
be prepared for evil days as well as 
go d days if per dventuie there 
mijiht be s me in store for us. And. 
prav also that tin se lambs maybe 
kept in the foil, safe from the in- 
fluence of (.he great enemy of soul.*, 
and a sirful world. These addi- 
tions were of middle aged, and 
young marrit'd and unmarried men 
and women, (txcept* two who were 
above three score) During the pro- 
gress of the meeting we had the 
presence of brethreu J. J. Hoover 
of Marlborough, Stark county, and 
J. Hoke of Letonia this county. 

Now may the Lord abundantly 
reward our dear brethren lor their 
labors of love, in thi- life, making, 
them still more tfl5.cient in ca ling 
sinners home to their Father, and 
finally gi e ihem a crown with 
many stars, and eventually with aU 
the redeemed wa bed, aud sancti- 
fied in the blood of t'le lamb, and 
grant us a home in heaven, is the 
prayer of your feeble brother, and 
I believe it will represent the senti- 
ment and petitions of the church. 
Amen. Yours in hope of eternal 
life through Christ. 

J. A Clement. 

Frimitive Christian, \ lease copy. 


Dear Pilgrim : — Thi^ is to inform 
you I ha' we aie home again fri m a 
long ard pleasan- visit tr> Pa. I 
will not m'nton ihe places where we 
visited nr.r tht' mee we at ended 
as I know there some hat take 
ofifenseat the luhlishingofour frave's. 

I wU ju t say. w^ enjoyed our- 
selves ve y much anioi>g o or bie'ti- 
rei', sisters a ti fri. nd- We vi i <d 
nil e weeks and t' en s arted lor h me 
where we arriveil the d^y befoie 
New Year. We fund ail well for 
which we thank God. I must, say 
we were «el'. inter-aired nm ng tie 
membeisaid f ends a d hoie t' e 
I.oid will rewaril them for heii kind- 
ne-8 We have nowm-ved into "ur 
I ome und I ope t' at the brethien and 
sisters and friends Wi 1 visi' us. 

1 wi I now say ihit w h ve wa m 
weati er and bav had hut !itt!e c Id 
weathi r this winter. We have ve-y 
b id T' ads, more so than I have ev^r 
seen them in this ecu 'try. We have 
n uch rai . T:(l Pir a few nights i' 
rrieze>. and then tS ws Mga n s that 
ihb roads c*u rir>t dry off. The wb^t 



is not huit ytt. Health is very good 
for eo (pen a Tiinier. 

May we nil ger\e the Lord and die 
in the Lird, is our prayer. 

John Kjsisley, 
Flymouih, Ind. 

- Colfax, Ind. \ 

Dear Pilgrim : — 

To-day we had 
another council meeting. The 
business of the meeting was to hear 
the report of the committee, sent 
out by the church, early iu last 
year, to solicit money to build a 
meeting-house, as we wished to 
commence to build, at the beginning 
of this year. The committee have 
almost raised twenty-four hundred 
with but little labor, and from what 
baa been done, we think by the first 
ot March we can raise four thou- 
sand, at which time we expect to 
commence building. May the good 
Lord crown our enterprise with suc- 
cess. We are all interested in the 
work. Men that do not belong to 
any church, give liberally ; one man 
especially, who has subscribed five 
hundred dol'ars. The building 
will be two and one half miles north 
of west from Colfax in Tippecanoe 
county, Ind. Known as the Potato 
Creek or Prarie church. 

Maetin Bowers. 


G Detrich 50; A Munch $1.00; J Haw- 
hlitzel §1.00; Silas Billman 1.60; An- 
na M. Troxel 1.60; B Bowman 3.70 
Lewis Eidenonr 1.00; J NefE 4.80 
John Harley 1.60; Irene Miller 50 
A B Snider 11.88 ; Asa Spangler 1.80 
G w Mathias 6.40 ; S J Garter 17.80 ; 
D B Heiney 1.55 ; H M Harshberger 
2.45 ; A H Lutz 1.70 ; H J Sballabar- 
ger 4,85; W A Murray 5.00; John 
Wise 8.00 ; AUie Mumma 50 ; An- 
drew Bnimbaugh 1.50; AH Snow- 
berger 18.60; A J Boone 1.00 John 
Livengood 1.60, C Workman 40, Ma- 
ry Hoover 9.00, E Brallier 15.75, S M 
Lutz 3.00, D R Sayler 6.40, E E Ca- 
ble 2.00, J S Keim 5.85, A Bowman 
4.20,1 J Thomas 2.80, G W Keim 
1.70, D P Miller 50, A JMun-ay 3.60 
Sarah Rittenhouse 50, John Liven - 
good 2.35, D M Witmer 6.00, Jacob 
Jones 1.60, David Zumbrum 25, A 
Beck 1.50, J PHetrick 75, Isaac Price 
1.00, G A Vanburen 75, Daniel Keller 
3. 20, J H Elson 6.40, Joseph Zahn 
9.50, John Holsinger 14.00, E W Sto- 
ner 2.60, Wm Wright 6.40, A K Lee- 
dy 0.75, R H Miller 6.60, As* Bears 
1.60, H W Cosley 50, D D Homer 
3.20, Sarah E Miller 50, S H Price 
15.40, M Kolb 1.60, J D Armstrong 
50 A G B5»ct 1.70, H D Mtifeler .800, 

H M Shertv 50, S Groff 3.20, M 
Kliiig 3.00, John Holsinger 1.40, Eli- 
za Baker 1.60. S H Cayler 1.60, Jno 
Clapper 2.60, J C Stoner 2.00, C F 
Wirt 5.00, Emily Cross 1.50, D W 
Hendricks 1.67, J A Clement 16.30. 

'*0 wearisome condition of humanity I" 

How many wretched homoi In our land ! How 
many heart-lirokeB Invalids ! Life wlthmanvsig;- 
nlfles & mere onerous existenoe. All areBubJects 
to disease, bntwhen health is removeii the hope 
Is nearly ^one out. Stokness is usually lucured 
through exposure or oare'essness. Esdeclllyis 
this true with those diseases pecul<ar to woman. 
Through her own Imprutience and folly she is 
made to drag- out a ml3era*>le existence — a source 
of annoyance and anxiety to her friends, and any 
thing but a comfort and pleasur • to herself. Ex- 
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moat prudent, and overtaxing her body with la- 
borous employment, are both fruitful causes «f 
mauy of the maladies from which she suffers. 
Gradually the bloom leaves her cheeks, her lips 
grow ashy white, her vivacity departs, she contin- 
ually experiences a feeling of wearlnfss and gen- 
eral languor, and altogether presents a ghostly 
appearance. What ooes she need? Should sbe 
take some stimulating drug, which will for the 
time make her *'fhel better," or does her en- 
tire system demand reparation? She requires 
something which not only will restore to health 
the diseased organs, but will tone and invigorate 
the system. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription 
will do this. It imparts strenffth to the diseased 
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Every Invalid lady should send for "The Peo- 
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HUNTINGDON, PA. FEB., 8, 1876. 


There is at this time a considerable 
inquiry in the minds of the people as 
to the place the Bible shall occupy, 
especially as it relates to our common 
schools. That it is an important 
question, and that it should receive 
our serious attention, we freely admit, 
but the simple fact of it being in our 
schools will not make us a christian 
people. Almost wherever we go we 
find the Bible, and yet its spirit and 
teachings seem to be so thoroughly 
hid that we cannot behold even a 
glimpse of the light that should ema- 
nate from the searching of its sacred 

"Why is it that so glorious a light 
lies hidden within its lids ? Is it not 
because the people love darkness 
rather than light ? It promises to the 
sinner, salvation on the plainest 
terms that it could possibly be given. 
The language is bo simple that it can 
not be misunderstood by any sincere 
and penitent soul, yet thousands, yea, 
millions reject it and accept in its 
stead, the traditions and inventions 
of man. Has the plan or terms of 
salvation proven insufficient r Can we 
not believe it, or why is it that we are 
so slow to accept it as the basis of 
our salvation ? 

It is declared that "My words are 
life," and he that heareth them shall 
live. There is nothing in the Bible 
that should admit of a doubt. If we 
doubt we are already condemned, we 
cast a reproach upon its sacred pages 
and heap indignities upon its author 
Hath not the Lord spoken it and will 
he not perform ? When we refuse to 
accept God's revealed terms of salva- 
tion we virtually say that we doubt 
its power to save. 

If some of our wealthy business 
men would offer us a position worth 
several thousand dollars a year, on 
conditionB that wb -wtmld comply witti 

certain terms necessary for the pros- 
perity of his business, what do you 
suppose he would think of us, if, after 
he had given the tvrms in all good 
faith, and in such plain language that 
we could not fail to comprehend it, 
we would go to him after he having 
promised the position to us, and con- 
tinue to plead, 0, give it to me, give 
me the two thouband dollars. Will 
you give it me ? O, will you give 
it? Will you do as you have prom- 
ised ? 0, come just now and give it 
me," would he not conclude that we 
doubted his word and trampled upon 
his dignity? Most assuredly. He 
would do more than this, he would 
call us fools and drive us away from 
his presence and refuse us the posi- 
tion. If we were men of good intel- 
ligence, we could not expect anjrthing 
else. If then, we would not dare to 
doubt the words of fallible men who 
may and have deceived and disap- 
pointed us, why is it that we dare 
come into the presence of God, who 
cannot lie, with such doubting re- 
quests upon our lips ? 

In the Bible the sinner is told in 
unmistakable language that if he re- 
pents of his sins, believes in Christ 
and is baptized he shall be saved. 

Do we believe this ? If not what 
shall we believe or to whom shall we 
go ? If the plan of salvation, as given 
by the Great Mediator himself, is not 
sufficient, where shall we go for a 
greater power ? Is it not declared that 
the gospel is the power of God unto 
salvation to every one that believeth ? 
Then to obtain salvation, we must be- 
lieve the gospel and as soon as we do 
this, we will accept its terms whereby 
salvation is promised. Those who do 
not do this do not believe the Bible, 
no matter how conspicuously it may 
hold its place on the stand, how cost- 
ly may be its binding or how loud 
we may extol its beauties and power, 
until we believe and practice its teach- 
ings it is to us a dead letter. 

How crften do we hear ai meo and 

women on their knees, for days and 
weeks, pleading for God to come and 
forgive their sins and give them the 
Holy Spirit, and yet they are unwil- 
ling to do what is commanded, or 
comply with the terms upon which 
the forgivness of sins and the Holy 

Spirit is promised. 

■ Is our God a fool and will he con- 
tinue to be mocked by such wilful 
disobedience ? Must he change the 
plan of salvation as pui chased by his 
Son, to suit the fancies of stiffnecked 
and rebellious sinners who seem de- 
termined to have salvation on their 
own terms? Nay, verily. The mag- 
nitude of this sin will only be discov- 
ered at the great day of accounts 
when such will come up saying, "Have 
we not prophesied in thy name, and 
in thy name done many wonderful 
works ?" Men promise salvation by 
simply asking for it, but Jesus says 
repent and be baptized for the re- 
mission of sins and ye shall receive 
the gift of the Holy Ghost. Now it 
remains for the sinner to decide what 
kind of a salvation he will have. If 
after a, careful investigation, he finds 
that which is invented and promised 
by man, to be better than that of the 
Bible as set forth by Jesus, then 
choose that. The time has come that 
the line should be drawn and if 
Baal is to be god, serve him, but if 
the Lord is God let it be known and 

In the days of Baal he had six hun- 
dred prophets to the true God his 
one, and from the manner that the 
Bible is now treated by modem 
prophets we are inclined to believe 
that the ratio remains unchanged. 

Then we would say to the sincere 
seeker after truth, make the Bible the 
man of your counsel, dig deep down 
into its sacred pages and found your 
building well, for after all, our salva- 
tion must rest on this foundation 
alone, other foundation can no man 
lay than that which is laid which is 
Jesus Christ as embodied in his word. 
"I judge no man, but the words that 
I speak they shall judge you in the 
last day." 


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— The -weather at this date is quite 
cold and stormy but have no snow. 

— Good news ahead for our read- 
ers — ^you may hear of it next week. 

— Eld. J»hn Spanogle is now labor- 
ing for us at the Bethel, in the south- 
em portion of our district. 

— The Young Disciple is just the 
kind of a juvenile paper we need and 
is creating quite a sensation among 
the young folks. 

— The brethren in Altoona, Pa., 
commence a series of meeting on the 
evening of the 4th inst. Bro. Archy 
VanDyke and others are expected to 
labor for them. 

— The Brethren near Lewistown, 
Pa., held a series of meetiuga last 
week. Brother Quinter and others 
■were present, have not heard the re- 

— Bro. Beelman informs us that 
the brethren in the East seem awake 
to their spiritual interests and are 
having a large number of meetings 
with hopeful indications of success. 

— Those who wish Hymn books in 
large quantities, to sell on commission 
should send to brother Quinter, My- 
ersdale. Pa., for them. We cannot 
send out books for to have them sold 
under our published prices. 

— We feel to ask the indulgence 
of our subscribers at Milford, New 
Paris and Locke, Ind. The list was 
miscarried or lost in the mail and on- 
ly to-day, Feb. 3d., received a dupli- 
cate list. All will come right now. 

— On the evening of the 1st inst 
■we received a call from brethren A. 
Beelman of Adams Co., and C. Buch- 
er of Lebanon. They were on their 
return from a short visit to our con- 
gregation and from here returned 
home. They expressed themselves 
•srell pleased with their visit to thi 
different thurclu'S. 

—-We have just returned from a 
■visit to Diy Valley, wljere -we had the 
pleasure of attending a series of 
meetings, but as ■fciie pa-per is nearly 
completed for this w»ek, we caunot 
give partioulaj-s — will perhaps have 
something further to eay next week. 

— Someof our ministei-ing brethren 
esjieciaByltbKe let^-iitly ctiled to the 

work, request us to have a-sermon de- 
partment. We have opened it this 
week, and hope that those who have 
the experience and ability, will keep 
us supplied, so as to enable us to 
give one each week. 

— We have on hands a good sup- 
ply of interesting copy which ■will ap- 
pear in due time. Because some of 
the articles do not appear should not 
discourage the writers, but continue 
to write as you feel the inclination 
and have the time. We are thankful 
for it all and will make such use of 
it as may be for the promotion of the 
Kingdom of God. 

— There has been an unusual mis- 
carriage in the mails since the com- 
mencement of the year and as a re- 
sult, there is a large number of com- 
plaints about the non-appearance of 
papers. This could be partially avoiil- 
ed, if our agents and those sending 
for papers would not wait quite so 
long before informing us of it. We 
are now on time so that all letters re- 
ceive prompt attention. 

— N. TIBBALS & SONS, 37 Park 
Row, NewTcrk, have published a new 
book of Messrs. Moody and Siinky's 
work as great Evangelists, with the 
best thoughts and discourses of Mr. 
Moody, and portraits on Steel. The 
advantage of this edition is, it has 
been carefully edited, indexed and 
numbered, which gives easy referf nee 
to the thoughts and illustrations. 

Sixty cents per copy. Agents want- 
ed. Address PUBLISHERS. 

— Bro. James A. Rldenour of Clif- 
ton Mill, W. Va., Jan. 25 th, writes us 
that on the 7th of January at about 
2 o'clock A. M. his house and all itg 
contents were burned to ashes and 
himself badly injured by the flames. 
Tht-y were all left destitute of evcy- 
thing, even their clothes were burned 
none of the family having a full suit 
lett He now has a family of 8 smiill 
children homiless and destitute. His 
U'orary consisting of over one hun- 
dred dollars woith of books was also 
burned. We hope his brethrtn at 
home will devise some plan by which 
our brother's misfortune can and will 
be met. 

— Some are enquiring whether our 
terms are strictly cash, or whether 
^' wiU wwit awikile upo'si BMidk a* are 

good pay, but who on account of the 
tightness of money matters, dcn't 
have the money at this time. We 
have answered these questions in our 
prospectus, but will answer them 
here again. 

Our rule is to accomodate our pa- 
trons as much as possible and there- 
fore have at all times been willing to 
wait on such as don't have the money 
at the time of subscribing. We are 
quite willing to enter the names and 
send th e Pilgrim to all such as are 
responsible for the pay during the 
year, tut •«hen we do this, brethren 
should not take advantage of our lib- 
erality aud put it off to the very last 
day. Some agjee to pay by the first 
of April, others after harvest, and 
others before the year closes. Now 
if all these do as they promise, it -will 
suit us quite well and are willing to 
take several thousannd on these con- 
ditions. We know that money seems 
hard to_get, and therefore make our 
terms as reasonable as possible. Every 
brother and sister can lay aside dur- 
ing the year, so small an amount for 
so good a purpose, therefore, send 
along your names and read the Pil- 


While reading in Bro. Moore's 
"Scrap Basket" of present number 
our mind was somewhat impressed 
with the practical selection on univer- 
sal salvation." While yet thinking 
aloiit it, we picked up the New York 
Observer, and under the heading: Mr. 
Moody's Illustrations, we were struck 
with the novelty of the following, in 
speaking of the certainty ef future 
piinishmeni : 

"Some people doubt it: they think 
God is so loving that He will make no 
distinctions in another world. But do 
you imagine that whtn men had be- 
come so ■wicked that God sent a flood 
to exterminat e them because they 
were not fit to live on earth — do you 
eupjvose that when the waters came 
aiid drowned theui, He tcok all this 
wicked generation into Bis bosom, 
ajnl left poor richteous Noah drift 
aboiit in Lis ark ? Do you suppose that 
wlien His chosen people cj-.-ssed the 
Rod Sea, and Pharoah's host was 
drowned, God took those idolatrous 
Egyptians directly to heaven, and let 
thechiklreu of Israel wander misera- 
bly oviar thb dxmcit fox fortj' yeaas P' 





Bro. Brumbaugh, will j'ou or some 
of the brt'thrcn givp iis an explana- 
lion on Matthew 20, 1-16? 

A Beothee 

Sgmares. The above passage of 
Scripture or figure has puzzled the 
minds of many, not because tLere is 
anything unreasonable about it, but 
on account of the circumstances con- 
nected with it not being fully under- 

First, there was a certain house- 
holder went out early in the morning 
to hire laborers, and, as the sequel 
will show, it was as much through a 
feeling of generosity as actual need. 
He wcLt out early or at the first hour, 
the usual time for laborers to com- 
mence work so that there might be 
no excuse, for want of employment. 

This was at the market-place where 
laborers gathered and waited to be 
hired. Those who had formerly been 
employed or hired at this place were 
no doubt those who were there first 
and who agreed to work for a penny * 
a day. 

Those who were found at the third, 
the sixth, the ninth and the eleventh 
hour were perhaps at other market 
places but failing to get employmrnt 
came t;i this place and were hired 
with the promise that they should 
receive whatsoever was right. They 
without questioning his terms went 
right to work expecting only a pro- 
portionate share of the hii-e for a day, 
but when the evening came, at the 
eleventh hour they were called first and 
each one received a penny, and so on 
down to those who were hired in the 
morning and agreed for the penny. 

Now the query no doubt is, why 
give those tLat came in late and last 
the same as the fii'st ? The answer we 
have to give is because he was a good 
man and took into consideration the 
different circumstances of the labor- 
ers whom he hired. Perhaps the ones 
that came in at the eleventh hour 
were as good and as willing to work 
as those who wi nt in, in the morning, 
but no one would hire them. All the 
day long they were seeking employ- 
ment and their minds were harassed 
and distressed because they could finfl 
nothing to do. Under such circum- 

* ihis penny fr den'irins, Facitus teU8"8. was 

the usual price of n day's service amons; the Jews, 
and was equal in value to about a half-penny of 
our money. It is therefore menroned In Rev. 5: 
t.a?apr6^f or the reat pea-city of prf-visionp 
w^en a measure of wheat was theuPual allowance 
for one n\aji a day. anij was aMntt aa EsgUSb 
c^QWttVM Md tot ifavc jaiw. 

stances they suffered very much moie 
than those who were in the vineyard 
and at work. Those who were hired 
were laboring with the prospect of a 
reward, but the unemployed were not 
only distressed at the idea of being 
idle, but there was no rewaid in ex- 
pectation, and therefore hunger and 
starvatioi stared them in the face. 
This good householder viewing their 
condition in this light, no doubt came 
to the conclusion thab their disap- 
pointment and labor was as hard and 
trying as those who commenced in 
the morning, and therefore gave each 
one the penny.' To the correctness 
of this view we believe all will assent, 
especially at this time when so many 
honest and industrious men are idle 
because no man will hire them. Those 
who have regular employment con- 
sider themselves fortunate even at 
the comparative penny that they are 
receiving. Just now there is a mute 
printer standing before us begging 
for enough work to get him some- 
thing to eat. Although we cannot 
hire him we will show our generosity 
by giving him as mui;h as he can eat 
and a cup of hot coffee to warm him 
as the day is cold for the poor tramp. 

But let us look at the subject spir- 
itually. If labors, trials, sorrows and 
disajjpointments are to be made the 
basis of reward who should have the 
more, the saints who come in at the 
first, the third or sixth hour, or call, 
or the poor sinner that suffers in the 
• rounds of sin and does not get in un- 
til the ninth or eleventh hour ? Hat. 
not Christ our householder promised 
us a hundi-ed fold more than the sin- 
ner, while laboring in his vineyard, 
and at the end, eternal life ? 

We are called to a place of holy la- 
bor in the Lord's vineyard, and are 
made daily to feast on the good 
things that the Master bestows. Our 
lots have falkn unto us in pleasant 
places and our labors are easy. Then 
why should tho.^e of us who hired ai 
the first hours of the day be envious 
towards those who come in at thr 
ninth or eleventh hour and wrestle 
long in the bands of sin, or why 
should we complain, if in the evening, 
thev should be called first and receiv. 
the same as we, eteinal life? 

The heat of the day, in the Lord's 
vineyard is not nearly bo scorching as 
the fii e of God's indignation and the 
Mce, t2ie £?og:a, the blood and the die- 

tresses of spiritual Egypt. Why D.i- 
vid declares that he would rather bo 
a doorkeeper in the house of the 
Lord than to dwell in the tents of the 
wicked, and the poor prodigal pre- 
ferred to be a seivant in his father's 
house than to remain away and feed 
upon the husks intended for swine. 

The first idea that the narrative 
suggests to us is, that Christ died to 
save sinners, not so much on account 
of the labor we may perform as the 
suffering we endure. We rest be- 
cause we labored. We have enjoy- 
ment because we have jjassed through 
trouble The greater the labor the 
more sweet the rest, the greater 
the' trouble the more complete 
the enjoyment, the nearer we fall to 
the confines of hell the greater will 
appear our salvation, therefore the 
ninth and eleventh hour saint's cup 
will be full and that is all the best of 
us can reci.ive and i-etain and why 
envy those who have as much, we 
have all that we can enjoy ? 

But the qucition may arise, where 
is thr advantage of going in at the 
first hour ? We answer much in many 
ways. Libor properly performed is 
expected to bring its fruits beyond 
the reward that is paid for it so that 
the houst holder may also receive his 
profits or reward. He pays his la- 
borers for dressing his vines and then 
looks forward to the vintage for the 
increase. But our householder, Jesus 
Christ, pays us a penny as a bounty 
for entering into his vineyard and 
then allows or gives us the inciease 
or fruit of our labors, "and their 
W''rks shall follow them." So that 
we will not only have the advantage 
of enjoying the hundred fold in this 
life but in the world to come we shall 
reap the flints of our labors and that 
will be in proportion to the time and 
labor we spent in the Lord's vine- 
yard. If we sow much we can expect 
a large harvest, but those who labor 
only one hour will be satisfied with a 
small harvest, so that in the parable 
we have nothing to encourage idleness, 
and still less, death bed rejiiD'ance. 

While the parable, we think, beau- 
tifully suggests the above tbougLts, 
it may n.o-e directly refer to the Jews 
and ijenils. Notwithstanding the 
J ws were first called, the Gentiles 
now en-oy equal privileges, themidrlle 
wall is broken down and the vine- 
yard i.s so enlarged that tiere isrofjm 
or all. Both Jew and GenfUe is 
tailed with the prom'ss of the pennv 
and the fruits of theii- laboi-g. 


THE P I L Q R I M.'t 


WELL."— Mark 7 : 37. 

by john zuck. 

This langiias^e was ns- «1, in speak- 
ing of the actious of J.'sud Ciiris!. 
"II:i liati d'-neali ihitiiis well'' in- 
sismucti as, "He luakeih tbe ifeaf t > 
Jieir and the diini!) t" spe ik.'- For 
a general C'Dsi 'eriit'Oii of tie 8:rb 
ject, we will try ti» C n.siiier it umier 
ttie fullowin^ c "inpreheiisive 'itads. 
"He hath done all ihinsjs well." 

1. In Creation. — 2. In Redemp- 

A3 we do not favor long art elf s, 
and, are also uiifavoralile to having 
part of a subjeoi iu one paper and 
t/ie balance in an 'ther ; my remarks 
will neces<arily lie abriciged, but to 
Fav a cr»>at deal in a feiv words ; 
niU'it be admitted 10 be one of the 
finest gilt* of the hnman language. 
In Creation. 

When we take a vipw of the 
greatness and goodness of tie works 
of the L ifd, our mi>^ds soi.n gt 
los., iu wonder and admiration, if 
v.e tur n our f-yes heaven ward, we 
behold ti.e firmani' nt tiMtterin^ with 
myriads of suns, sat llitesand plan- 
etary worlds, — and all moviuK in 
iaiaieaBureable space, with such 
precision that we must c. include 
that the establishitig of those fier- 
nal laws thai ctusesueh 1 armony 
among the celestial bodies, are 
vasiy more wonderful than the bod- 
ies themselves. 

Again, if we cast our eyes Over 
the broad expanse 1 f tl.eejrth, and 
viewing its htaaiilul and pictur- 
fsque ('cenery, iis lowering peaks 
liking their siately suinmiis up t) 
the (londs, its beautiful lakes, 
sparkling springs, its hills and dales 
of every det-crijition, its extensive 
plains, and their adaptation to 
man's conveidt'nce, v\e ba-e no less 
cauise to exclaim. "He hath done all 
things well." JBnt jierhaps some 
one may ask had Olirist a hand in 
the firmation of all these things: 
For your iut-truciion, we will reter 
yon to a few passages of Scripture, 
and ask you then to push your in- 
vestigitioiis fiirtler. 

"in the heginnirig was the Word, 
nnd the Wonl was with God, and 
the Word was God. Toe sane was 
in the beginning with God." He 
was in the world and the world was 
made by Him, and t'le world knew 
Him nut." AH things were made 

by Him, and without Him was not 
tiuvtbiiiif, made that .vas made." 1: 1-3-10. 

Coiisidtr, Oh, man the wonder- 
ful works of the Lord! tie miglry 
d^ep swaroi with, inumerable mam- 
mals of every descriptioii and size, 
from the minnie t<) the whale, — the 
whale sent into the Arctic regions 
to furnisn light and f lod, for the 
E qniinau amid perpftuil snoiv and 
ict", who is ready to aCKno>vledge 
t'lat ' He hath done all things well," 
Tne Lord has distributed the ani- 
ma. kingd iin over the world, an<)* 
has ada(it-'d them to the wants of 
man. He has put the broad footed 
caintl On the sand, and the fur bear- 
ing animal in ihe frigid regions. 
He has also thr >wn lig it and dark- 
ness, h(-at and c dd, upon the earth 
aco ording to His ovvn (inrpose and 
wisdom. The earth abounds in 
rich treasures, de|.osited there by 
the skillful hand of the Lord. In 
every nation He has made ample 
proi/ision for their wants in miner- 
als, anil the laws that govern their 
developments, are no less well enac- 
te I ai)<t ex^'culed, an I in short all 
that we can see, all that we can 
iiear, all that we can comprehend 
in any vray, declares that "lie hath 
done all things well '■' 

Tn Redemption. 
The works of Christ in his i 'Cir- 
nation, are truly magnificant. He 
who was rich i- glory and for Our 
sakcj became poor, that we throutjh 
His poverty might be made rich; 
should have our best eff irts of praise 
and thanksgivings fir his availing 
sacrifice that he made for us. Chrisi'n 
worK was to do good to the child- 
ren of men. He cimmenced his 
mission by healing their infiriuilies. 
taking theirsicknesses upon hims^eif, 
of relieving "their pains and sor- 
rows, iu causinii the cast down to 
raise their heads exultingly and re- 
joice, because "He hath done all 
things well." As far as the flesh is 
concerned. He was the go 'd (ihysi- 
cian who has a balm f r all the ails 
to which the human family was 
hnir too. His migiity miiacles in 
healing 'he body, in cleansing t e 
flesh of its filth, and of restoring 
the body »o eaSf and happine-s, all 
pointed to tne fact, that He had 
power on earth to forgive sins, and j 
to cleanseand (uirily tlie Soul. Al- i 
th .ugh He di i all things well, )et 
Redid II' t alrta^sgel just credit 
lor wha> H- did, as «e ^ee mi the 
case of tleansinn the ten lepers and 
Only one returned to give praise to 
God. Again wbeo EI«s cast out dev- 

ils, they Slid He did it by Beeize- 
bnl) the Prince of devils. He was 
peace on earth and g )od will to 
men. And as we lolio-v Him from 
the manger in Bethlehem, t> the 
rugged and shacQeful tree of C il va- 
ry, we find nothing dine by Him 
b it what was well done and with 
ihe best of purpose toward- the ob- 
ject-i of c unp.ission, ''mercy and 
love to the children of men. 

He reveals to as. His heavenly 
Father's will; testified to that will 
gave t ) his siijuature and sealed it 
witli his own bloo i. He estahlisb- 
eii a high way, on earth and trod 
the wine press alone. He asks us 
to do nothing but what is for our 
good. By precept and example He 
tias taught us the plain and narrow 
way that leads from earth t) heaven 
that leads fioin sin, sorrow and 
death, to peace, happiness and life 

And inasmuch as Jesus has done 
all things well for our redemption, 
iu the past, in bringing life and im- 
mortality to light, through the Gos- 
pel — through His death and resur- 
rection, we should not forget that 
He i-* yet doing all things well, in 
knocking at tbe door of our hearts, 
in presenting our sins to us, iu 
str'tjhiiig out His hand of meiey, 
and calling upon us to "come unt > 
Hiiu," to take His yoke upon us 
and iearu of Htm meekness and 
lowlii.ess of lieart, that we might 
eijoy rest to onr souls. Kind read- 
er if you have not given your heart 
to the ILiOrd, remember that He 
wants it, and tha' He died that you 
might live — that He is your great 
H gh Priest, who is pleading the 
Faiher to spare you "auo her year." 
Jesus is yi'Ur best friind. one who 
has done ail things irell, and has 
done more for you than the best 
friend ou earth could or would do. 
Jesus has done all things well, is 
doing all things well now, for our 
c inversion, aud sane ification, and 
will do all things well iu the fu- 
ture. He will give His reward ac- 
cording to works that have heen 
done t)y us ; heic," in conclusion 
let u8 c insider whether we are do- 
ing all things well. If we do all 
tilings well, we have the promise 
ot noariiig Him say, 'Well done 
thou good ami i'diihlui Servant, en- 
ter inio iiii-t ej lys if ihy Lord. 

1 do all things well, requires us 
to engage in llis service, with all 
our iieait, mind and strength, and 
to do with a pure motive, "all 
things whatsoever He has commaud- 
ed us. 



BY J p. 


How shall wp escape if we neglect so 
groat snlvatii)!! ? Heb. 2 : 3. 

Since dU' worliy Ed . has in hi- 
liisr volume requos ed s el ton ser- 
mons as a meiiiis of inform lion sind 
an aid t ■ more sysit m tic nil is'ian la- 
fa r in 'he min stry i t God's v rd and 
as we are ver* tivorai'le to more cy^- 
tem inpre icliiig, we wi!l iry t. aid in 
this department as best we' can. We 
for f'Ur first effori, take a v.-rv fami - 
iar t<X'. 'H w sh;ill we esc pe i' 
we 1 eglcct -0 greit sa vation ?' This 
is ' ne (if lie < \d fami^i r tex a, ih t 
has ben «orn thre d-bare by the use 
m d • of it liiousunds of times siure the 
lirue it Wis wii ten l)v ibe inspued 
f e man. and thousands of blcod-wash- 
edsuuls wb-. ar<- now enjoying in th- 
hi me of the be s d wljo 'ate iheir 
imp e 8 ons i< r the bet er life to the 
lime whei tliis langunge. b own as 
God's gospel trum et arresed t! eir 
atieution ; and though it has be n the 
tbenie if many av^aii^n:ng sermons 
ai'd insttumeoial in lie saU'iUion of 
many souis, it 'S \et under the influ- 
ence of 'he divine sp rit c mipe'ent of 
doiiganibie wok in the Mas eia 
Cause. For the presmt ne ^hall 
cotifine ourselv' s to a few of tlie rea- 
sons why thi^ niiiy i'i.stly be teimed 
a great sn'vation. We will nit at 
lempt inquiie how wo shbll e^ca] e 
if we neglect ihis threat sdva ion, 
we foiidl\ hop ■ ni cue fla ters nims if 
that 'here v.iil be anv avenu of es- 
cape op n from the seco d death to 
thiife who thus wilfu i\ ntg ect an in- 
teiest in the g eai at nement. 


ist Because a great mind plann- 
ed it. 

No mind 'S greater ihan the mind 
of the L finite. So griat is ilie mind 
of the Lord that he i quiry is ii a^le 
of ihe fin te mud as t" who ha- 
known ibe mini ol the Lord, aud ile 
ex amntion uiertd, • h^ deith of 
the riches bith of the ■Risdom and 
knowledge nt God. R >iu. 1 1 : .j'3, 34. 

Look at tlie imniensiiy of hN 
work as Cv.mpared with-the work of 
ttie iirea'est minds ihis world has 
ever produce I, and ihirn remember 
that ttiis !<rea mind is the author 
of t:-iis salva ion, tlien .'^urely it niust 
be a great salvation, as viewed from 
this consideia ion 


Great enlerpri.'ies require a long 
time t' mature. Ifot anyihirg th.t 
iir truljr great, is uocompltsbed ia a 

very short period of And s 
he g and .'clieme of hnman red. nip 
tion was neail. fur tliou a- d years 
getting in realiinss for level ti n lo 
the liotiiaii r ce. T e ;iik in w ich 
but eight weie kfpt alive from ihe de- 
struction of the great flood, was a 
liundrei and twenty \ea'S i i gett niic 
rea<line8S fir the g eat w rk of sal- 
vation. D .vid pr pared a long tim 
for the great te rip e of God, wh ch 
his son Solon. on after him built as a 
liou-e for the Lord. The temp e in 
.Jer' sal. in in the tim of Chri r, wis 
iiccoiding to the siiyi'^igs of ihe .Jews, 
forty and six yfarn in building. From 
ihis c nsideiatio.i it n.ay tiu.y Le 
8 id to be a great salvition. 


Tbi- gieat salvation is the -heme of 
the p op et- in ibeir mosr suilime 
utteran. es. B ot fr m the piope- 
e es tlnir refere ces to I is fire t sal- 
viition a d th re remnins lit le b .t 
God's threatenings ; ga."st the si s ot 
his peo|/:e and the heathen. 

Ail the great events of time are 
the occasion of much path<tic ex- 
pression as also poetic effusion 
Viewing salvation from this stand 
point, it IS a great salvation. 


The kings of the earth, where 
great measures are t ) be executed 
si nd the great men of their realms 
as their piime ministers to carry out 
theii- de.signs. But when ex.raor- 
dinary duties are lo be p.erformed, 
and those which will confer special 
honors upon the execnt ir, then toe 
sou, the lieir of the realm i-s sent. 

So God in i is woiu of savin}^ 
humanity, first s^ent M ses tn his 
mission of deliverence with the fire 
and smol^e of Sinai, then the pro- 
phets as Hirtiingers of his will with 
messajJtS ot wrath and mercy, then 
he in the line wiih Jolm, as 
toe forerunner of the Messiah, wh'. 
could say, "tl ert Cometh one after 
me who is mightier than L" I in- 
deed baptize witii water, but he 
shall baptize with the Hoiy Ghost 
pnd wit'i fire. Then suddenly 
conies "lie whose palm is in his 
hand 10 tiioroughly purge his floor, 
to gatler his wi eat into his garner, 
but to burn the chaff wiih. un- 
quenchable fiie. God sends his Son 
t ' cap the grand c'imax on the cross 
on Calvary, amid the daikne,-s, the 
'■arthquake, tlie rending rocks and 
temples veil, wtieu he cries it is fin- 
ished." No wonder he S^id to the 
daughters of Jerusalem, "weep not 
for n e, buf wee;) for yourselves and 
voar crfjildren." "It ia finislitd" 

was but the vctors cry, as be van- 
quished all tlie pouers of dark- 
n"ss. Viewed thus it is a great sal- 


"When Gi d makes hare bis holy 
arm, there is liard work to be done. 
When we strip for contest we auiici- 
pate the engagement to be so sevcri; 
as 1 1 nquire all our ntm >-t 
While there are giants in ti e world 
in B'aiue ihere are al-o gnut'^r t'- 
anis in sin who are t > be saved by 
this gr. at salvatiori. The drunkard, 
tie liiir, the t lief, tie mur<l(!rer, ihe 
gambler,' the S.bhatii breaker, tiie 
t leader underf.iot of Ihe S in of 
mm, with Ihe inlluiglr^ in all man 
i^er ot vice. Th' man whose sins 
are red like crimson or as scarlet iu 
Color, come to thif salvation and id 
the healing fountain are made white 
as snow and as wool. I a. 1: 18. 
From ibis consideration it is a great 


When Christ was on tiiis corrup- 
tion stained earth, be said, "come 
unto me all that labor and are heavy 
laden and I will give you rest" 
Ilnre we see in these few words, he 
offers t') one class and quite a large 
one, Ibi.^ ijreat salvation, and estab- 
lishes its suprtmaoy iu his offers of 
rest to the laden with eaie laborer. 
Id ans'-rer to the inquiry of John 
by his disciples, afer performing: 
his miracles, as if to wrest all 
doubt fr. m the mmd, relative to 
this salvatian, be says, and the |ioor 
have the gospel preached to them " 
as thougli to be enriched by the 
riches of Corist. In that famous 
council which was cmvened by ttie 
chief Priests and Pharisees (J din 

1 I ; 45) Caiaphas the high priest 
pro|il esied, "that one should die for 
ihat nati(.n only, but that he shouVl 
tjather togeihei' in one the cliiblren 
of God ti at are scattered abroad. 
John 11 : 51-52. 

"God so 1 ived the worl.l, it is 
said, (John 3 ; 16) that he give his 
his only betjotten Son, that whoso- 
ever believeth in shall no* perls!), 
but have everlasting life." This 
whosoever etuhracts a tast numbtr 
of persons of Adam's fallen sin cor- 
rnpied sons and daughters. 

The Apostle J.ihn declares (.lolia 

2 : 2) that "he is the propitiation 
for our sins, and wot for ouis on] 7, 
but also fiir the sins of the whole 
w.itld." Here he erubraces all in 
his prepared salvation, and how 



gre-jt it must be to rtach such a 
luas-' ot sinners. Tncn tlie invita- 
tion i- ju.-t as full and free as the 
salvati .n. The spirit ami tlie bride 
8JV, coma, aod let liini that heareili 
say, come. And whosoever will Irt 
him take tfie water of life freely. 
Rev. 22:" 17. 

In that very broad irivItH'ion 
given by the Lord, (isa. 46:22) 
we conijirebeiid some of its grea'- 
ness. "Louk unto me and be ye 
save(J all the ends if ihe earih fir 
I urn God, and tiiere is none el e." 
Wiifit a grt-tit salv;.tion and whar a 
privil gH t I be m:ide a parialier of 
its ble.'5,-fd immunitie.'^. 



"A.ud the Word was made flesh, and 
dwelt among us, full of Grace aud Truth. 
Jon. 1, 14." 

Divine love is the highest affec- 
tion in existence. Grace is tw ex- 
ercise of tlie divine love. "■Grace 
is fr^e, spontaneous favor lo Ihe un- 
deserving. It wi'8 the ^raee of God 
that openGil the way tor t le exeicise 
ui mercy toward man." 

"Grace and truth" came by Je- 
sus Christ, i.ot by some other per- 
son. There Tiay have been persons, 
before Onrist appeared who liad 
some truth, but were not fall of 
truth. S -me, there may h^ve been, 
who hitd grace but were not fall •>'. 
grace. But ihe Being that was "lull 
of grace and truth," had "all power" 
to brinj thai truth to lig it. And 
he did biiiig it to I ght, sending it 
fi'th accompanied by his grace 
His grace is truth, an<l his iru^h is 
enveloped in grace. Truth it was 
— iriit'i it is, and truth it will be. 
Ic Cinn t be anything else, nor any- 
tliin • less t'lan trni ir. 

"It is "Hssnm five assumption'' 
to maintain that Koh/ Jr-sus estab- 
lished tnith — he whole truth, and 
nothing bat the truti), and yet with- 
held some ot th" truth. Infiniie 
uisdonj left no dejidency in -'the 
word of truth," to a^s^lme that 
m'in's wisdom can inprove ihe word 
and ivork of Infinite wisdom. 

The assumption that Kitit; J sus 
left Sf)meihing out of his "^*ord of 
truth" that lie wai ted his fillowers 
to believe, is t >e hiund.tion of P.- 
pery and all clerical ruh'. Such 
claim to see a law where the Lord 
said nothing. Suob claim the 
L ird's silence to mean their libi-rt) 
an) so nia'e a law. Tiey assume 
tht since Je-u.s Saiii nothing ab ui 
sprinkling water on people, they 
ought to decree tha' tliey have a 
right to sprinkle <t Wde water on 

men, vvomen, children and infant-i. 
Thev pretend to see that KingJ-- 
>us left something nut of his "^vord 
of truth" t lat he wanted Ids follow- 
ers to observe. O-i the other hand, 
they claim to see that the L ird put 
oOmeihintj in his ''word of truth" 
tliat lie didn't want his children to 
believe. Wnat an irapt-rfect g s- 
pel King J-Asns, the La«-i>iver, 
ninsi have made in the *^b',imaion of 
such men ! 

Bu' thev do not see any imp r- 
ffCti n in irist's "word • f irut i ;" 
they only stem to ^c^ iniperf'ectioii8 
aud deficiencirS. And the reason 
chty do not see any imperfeftions, 
but only seem to see them, is sim- 
ply betaue t lere are nj impfrfec- 
(ions aid d ticiencies in "the word 

Bible readers shouLI be careful 
hovv ihwy lisien t > men wlio preach 
and practice what is not f unded on 
the "word oftruih." "When cler- 
gymen begiu to discriminate be- 
iv\ef"n the "word of truth" that is 
essemial and the "word of t uth" 
thai is not essuiitial to salvaiim; 
between ihe non-conformity-iothe- 
world that a chrisiian mav observe, 
aud the non-couformit\-in-t'ie-world 
tiiat he may uoi pracice, tne pr is- 
pect for vital piet) — true huiiness, 
IS u< t very bright. 

The Lord that was "full (f grace 
and truth" sen' forth his g"e[nl, 
containing his d ictrine, his iif", his 
examples, his c -mmandmeiits tor 
people to believe and obey. It tells 
of his Ministry, of His sufl'erings, 
his death, his resurrection, and of 
his ascension ; and we believe it. 
tie did not cause some'hing to be 
put in his ''word of tiuth" tnat we 
.-hiiild oi t believe. That Would 
"ot be graoe. Tbe L Td iiiat sai<i, 
■•I am the bicad of IdV," also said, 
"If ye love me, ktep my comma id- 
oienis." The Lord tli„t said, "He 
t lat heareth ray word, a'ld believetii 
on hitn tns-.t sent me, t.a h e^er a^i- 
ing li'e," also f^aid, "It I your Lonl 
aud Master, have wa-hed your feet, 
ye aUo oU:fhi to w.ish one another's 
feet. The C' rist that Slid, ''I came 
down fii m l.eaven not t > do mim; 
own will, but the will of him tinit 
sent me," also said, "Except a man 
be born of water and of the spirit, 
he cannot enter iuto the kingdom of 
G d " 

All this was said bv the fame 
'one fjOrd " One is truth as wt 11 
as the other. One irufi cannot he 
any more of atruih than anothei, 
One (ledaraiion cannot be more es- 
iteucial than aooitier. Bread is uut 

more esse, tial to life t'lan wa'er ; 
neiiber s wa'er m re essential to the 
existence of animal life than bread. 
S) with Christ's "word of truth." command cannot be more essen- 
tial than anoti er. Grace is no more 
ttseutial in Ihe pLin of salvation 
than truth ; neither is truth more 
essential than grace ; lioih areessen- 
iial in the Chri-^iiau's faith. 

Grace and trnt'i cime for all men, 
auil to all men. — not t i a few men, 
nor fir some men. But if all men 
do not Trc-eive "grace and truth," it 
IS ot the tiault of King J^sus, but 
their own fault. 'Ye will not come 
t ' me, Hat ve mitiht have life." 
{Jm. 5 : 40) Toe tjrace is life t.i 
mote who will come — not to those 
vho <f/\i\ not c ime to C irist. If 
the King ot gloi V offers ''grace and 
truili" to all alike, it ia noi his fault 
II some refu'e it. It is none the less 
■'^ra^e an<l truth," because they re- 
ject If Was the Sivior any the 
less a Savior because he was reject- 
ed of meu ? Not at all ! Are liis 
Commands, precepts, promises, dec- 
larations, ttc, any the less truth 
oecause men will not b'.-liev^e them ? 
Leitiinly not! Giaceis giace, truth 
18 Uutii to-day as in the days when 
tiiey were brought to light by the 
great Redeemer himself. They have 
lost Untiling bv age. 

It is not difficult (as some claim) 
to delermiue wtiat words are not in 
tbe L rd's gospel and what are in 
it. It is a mi>talien idt-a that it 
rt quires doctors, lawyers and preach- 
ers lu find out what is not in the 
New Tesiameot and what is in it. 
iTLuy one who reads cm do that. 

ihe great ditticuliy lies in the 
priuviplr ut the expediency of what 
,B noi lu the New Tesiam^nt. Wiih 
muderu C irisiianiiy it is not so 
aiucU what is 111 King Jesus' "word 
ut irutii" as what is not in it. The 
iCw d. c rine. '■where there is no law 
there is obedience, and luhere there is 
no obedience there is a glorioas re- 
ward,' lias got last hold on oidlious 
of numau beings. How there can 
be obtilieuce where there is uola.v, 
aud vvtiere there is no obtdience a 
glorious reward, is more than its 
vxisestand most learner! advocates 
can exp.aiu. Facis, coi.imauds, 
obttdieuce, reward, aud faith are the 
inaiu topics of Christ's "word of 
trutu." Clirist commanded not his 
children to follow imagination aud 
luveutions of meu. Believing and 
obe)ini; C'hrist will make a man a 
Ciirisiian. It cannot make him 
.something else. If he professes to 
be a Cliribtian, but had some other 



uaine then he i-i not a Christian, but 
somethiug else. i 

Ttie great question then is, "Am 
I a Christian, then f am believing 
and doing precisely as ihe King and 
Captain of my salvation bids me in 
his "word of iruth." ]f I am not 
doing the work wiiich King Jesus 
deals out then I am not his follow- 
er — not his child — not a subject of 
his grace. 

To the <"'hristian, it is great com- 
fort to know that "grace and truth" 
came by Jesus Christ, and not \y 
man. This is why a Christian ac- 
cepts it. This is why he retains it. 
More than the whole Irutn a Chris- 
tian is not concerned about. Less 
than the whale truth is no account 
to him. 

' We conclude with the firm be- 
lief, that the Bible can be maintain- 
ed over every other book ; that the 
teachings and doctrine of Christ can 
be maintained over the doctrines 
and commandments of men ; and 
that the 'right way of the Lord" 
can ever be maintained over the 
wrong ways of men. May God, by 
his word and spirit, make us all du- 
tiful and obedient children. Amen. 



Man has two natures, the materi- 
al and immaterial, or the physical 
and spiritual ; the lornaer relates to 
that part ot his life which is essen- 
tially animal ; the latter to that 
which is immortal. The firdt is ca- 
pable of no high development, but 
is subject to laws whicli represent 
limited forces; its origin is law and 
its end is analygom with its origin ; 
it is effected by JLfluences and forcfs 
which are material in their natuie, 
and which belong exclusively to 
those details of nature, of which 
the five senses take cognizance ; 
thus things which positively and 
directly a&ect the nerves of sight or 
taste, are physical in their ua ure, 
and not calculated to exert any oth- 
er than an indirect influence upon 
the Sdul. Judging then from the 
fact thai our ptiysical natures are 
short-livtd, and by their very or- 
ganization incapable of high devel- 
opments, and thorefure unable to ex- 
press a high degree of force, or en- 
joy a large measure of felicity, we 
conclude, that its importance and 
value is secondary, and inferior to 
those manifestations of life which 
are spiritual. And yet notwith- 
standing this inferiority of quality 
and Capacity, there is an importance 

attached to our physical na'.ure, 
which grows out of it'< relation to 
the soul. -We cannot separate the 
two in their ligilimate and dcfiniie 
relation to duty, and to the natural 
forces; whatever directly a ffeit-i the 
body indirectly aflVcts the soul, and 
wliatever directly a flee s the 8')nl, in- 
directly affects th« body, thus the 
body takes on no condition arising 
fr:im its contact with material forces 
but that the soul is reflfxly afficteil. 
For instance when a loose rein is 
given to physical appetites and pas- 
sions of the I aser soit, not only are 
all the faculties of the mind dwarf 
fd and rendered inert, and the mor- 
al sense blunted or destnyed, biM 
the isoul which is eternally progres- 
sive, is made to grow in a direction 
which develops capacities for the 
inevitable consequences of vice, — un- 
told misery and despair, and ajiain 
on the other band, when the soul is 
affected and operated upon by t'le 
spiritual forces, either good or evil, 
the body is made to conform to 
those lineaments of character, which 
are thus developed ; in the former 
all the coarser elements are refined, 
the countenance takes on an expres- 
sion of serenity and benevolence, 
the eye kindles with a loving light, 
the life forces are made course in ful- 
ler and freer volumes through the 
organic system, and the sunshine of 
the neart is reflected in the sweet- 
ness and frequency, of all legiti- 
mate religious demonstrations. But 
when the soul is affected by those 
evil s\ iriiual forces, which are try- 
ing to work t'le destruction of all 
shat is beautifui and good, the bod- 
ily elements are degraded, the pas- 
sions running rife, de-itroy the lifie 
forces, the hnnds, feet, and lips, are 
trained in winktdness, the phy.-ical 
bearing, the countenance, the eye, 
are all an involuntary index of th« 
leprosy within. 

Thus we get some idea of the in- 
timacy of this relationship, though 
its full extent is to ftnite minds in- 
comprehersible. The scientist and 
Philosopher have vainly sought to 
analyze its elements, and discover 
their respt-otive Dounds, naught 
however but ihe sword of the spirit 
held iu the omnipotent hand, can 
pierce to the dividing asunder of 
the soul and spirit; or in other 
words, the eternal and immortal 
principle, and the mere natural life 

The intimate association of the 
material and immaterial, is not only 
exemplified in man, but also in 
every department of natural lile. 

The prndiiction of all vegetable mat- 
ter, is the result of the operation of 
certain subtle unseen forces, called 
natural laws, which have emanated 
from the divine mind ; no more can 
a flower grow, or a blade of grass 
spring up, without supervision of 
divine laws, thau a man ciuld lift 
himself to the stars ; the fl )wing of 
waters, the falling of an apple, the 
rustling of leaves, the evolution of 
verdant beauty and animal life. The 
wild storm, the lived flash of light- 
ning and teriifio thunder the heav- 
ing billows and throbbing tide, the 
rolling of the earth, and everlasting 
flight of the celf stial sphere, are all 
governed by a vast combination of 
arbitrary laws, which radiate from 
the Eieinal Throne and which rep- 
resent those fpiritual forces, that 
were designed for the detailed and 
coraprehensiye goveinoient of the 
universe. !,f„fm uj v" 

This association of tbe immaterial 
with the maerial, was also employed 
in the eluoiHation (<f spiritual truths, 
in order that there truths might be 
brought within the range of emr lim- 
ited comprehension, so thai every sac- 
rament has i's spiritual significati' >n8, 
every form has its principle, every 
christian act its divine im(<ul8e, and 
fXtending the idea further, every de- 
partn'cnt of natural life its laws, ev- 
ery human body its soul, every world 
its g vcrni g code, and all ihe uni- 
verse its God, who is a spirit, and 
who upon His eternal ihrnne siiteih 
above all, suriounded by tbe glory of 
His power, and he beau'y of Hs ho- 
lmes--. Notwithstanding the perifh- 
ab'e e'ements which enter into our 
physical organizatiot s, the re'a'ion- 
ship between soul and body is not 
eternitHy severed by death, hut only 
a while suspended ; ere long the trum- 
pd trinrs of the dr* ad summons shall 
sound, and the dust of the dead shall 
arise, to be joined atain with the soul 
that left it ; but its condiiim will not 
be as when it lived and breathed upon 
the earth ; it will be endued nith ca- 
pacities for eterna! n't) lothewicKedit 
will be an everlasting living death ; 
no tongue can d scribe, nor heart 
c ncieve, the awful miseries of that 
state, that the soul and its eternal 
companion, tbe body, is made to grow 
into latger capacities for suffering, as 
through the everlasting ages, it writhes 
amid the firey fceans of woe and 
despair, which fill the bottomless pit. 
But to the rigbierus, it is a height- 
ening of his an' icipated bliss to con- 
template the associaiion of a redeemed 
soul with a spiritual body. 





After this rpsolve, I again reftr- 
red to Job fur some comfort anti 
consolation. In the 28th chapter, 
I read that G'd would speak to man 
"in a vision of the mgtt, when deep 
Bleep fellttli upon raan, iu sluml>er- 
ings upon the bed." In my hear' 
I cried mightily to him ; and entreat- 
ed him, if possible, and accordiuj! 
to his purpose (as he would ma 
epfak face to face) to give me somt 
manifestation during my sleep thai 
night as a relief to my terrified 
state. Tiiis was the 20th of July. 
Falling into a strange sleep, or a 
kind of'revery, I was supematural- 
1^ aroused with thfse words upon 
my tongue: "Send out thy ligln 
and truth." Ffcling the force of 
these divine words, I rose up ii^ 
bed, and calling to some of our ?iam- 
ily sleeping in my room, I named 
this wonderful matter to them, and 
expressed the wish for a light to 
look into my Bible. Having none 
convenient, I again laid down and 
soon fell into another state as just 
described. As before, I was awak- 
ened with these words upon my 
tongue : "Mrs. Isabella Graham," 
the name of a book we had. Again 
I rousetlup the sleeping inmates of 
my room and told them that this 
surely must be a divine token. I 
then fell asleep and awoke before it 
was scarcely light. I immediately 
arose and opened my Bible. The 
first words that met my hungry 
eyes were : "Oh send out thy ligb' 
and thy trutb ; let them lead me ; 
let them bring me unto thy holy 
hill, and to tby tabernacles." Psalm 
43 : 3. I next picked up the book 
— "Memoir of Mrs. J. Graham," 
and the first piece 1 saw begun with, 
"To you Juliet," (almost my own 
name) I was now more amazed than 
ever at this inpressive night vision, 
dream or revery. 

Ordinarily, I attach no entire 
confidence in dreams ; for Scripture 
snys there are "divers vanities" in 
them. I read this detached piece 
in the book, and it exactly describ- 
ed my condition. Its messages 
were that God "puts forth hi'* pow- 
er, and convinces of sin ; this is his 
first ^^o^k. The soul is awakentd. 
aroused, convincfd of sin and mis- 
ery ; sins of the heait, sins of the 
tongue, sins of the life, prtss upon 
the conscience which never disturb- 
ed bcfbue: misspent time, wasted 
t»1»Btii; To^ opl^rtuninw, oog^ec* 

of God's word and ordinances, so 
that the soul cannot rest.. O, my 
Juliet, this is a hopeful case. It is 
one of the surest marks of the oper- 
ation of the spirit of God, and a 
prelude to the new liirth. It never 
fakes place without it, (there are 
iliHerent degrees of this state, and 
all Bubjectd will truly feel and know 
its exercises) "for tlie wn^le need 
(iot a phy^ioian, but they that are 
piick." Only the weary and heavy 
laden will prize rett, au(^ Giirist is 
the rest they need ; only a convinced 
sinner will or can pnze the Savior, 
and now the Lord opened his mind 
to understand the Scriptures. 

Iu hid bletsed word we are in- 
formed where our strength lies, 
what are our weapons, what our ar- 
mor." God calls all to come uiito 
iiim ; "search the Scriptures ; take 
heed thereto and be cleanstd from 
iiin. But no, all this isi unhee<led ; 
the spirit of truth is quenched and 
grieved away ; convictions are stifled 
until hope is fled and the doom is 
sealed for destruction. 

I can declare and add my testi- 
mony thereto that all human beings 
can be saved if they will heed God's 
counsel. If they are finally lost it 
is their own fault — the fruit of i eg- 
lect, disobedience and selt-wili. 
For this thing, your bidden and 
open sins will cry out against you 
m eteruity. Take warning from 
one of God's "witnesses!" 

After reading the timely words of 
the book so dtscriptive of my in- 
ward state, I heartily thanked the 
Lord for this providential comfort 
and knowledge ; and felt sure my 
pitiful suflerings were the work of 
his bands. Enough was gleaned 
from the counsel and leading of this 
memorable night-vision to prove to 
me that I had been trusting to my 
own understanding to the 
means and manner of pardon for my 
sins. I was then and there tully 
convinced of that fact. The day of 
this discovery was one of swett re- 
li°f to my soul. I then begged ttie 
Lord to take care and lead me even 
in thought. As we are command 
ed lo work out our "own salvation 
with fear and trembling ;" my great 
eagerness t > learn t) do the whole 
of God's righteous will, kept me so 
l)usy searching the Scriptures that 
I almost forgot in eat. "The diili- 
gent soul shall be made fat." For 
Several monthf, my Bible was not 
out of my hands tor ten minutes at 
any time during the day. 1 was 
too w^k aqd nervot^ to read ipore : 
iSama « V««1^ or two *i m traM. I - 

opened and read in a random way 
in various portions of the Bible. 
Then the Old was daily presenting 
itself to me. Later renewed na- 
ture and "purged eyes" led me into 
the New Testament for the ductrine 
of Jesus. My desire for God's 
truth was so intense that I could 
not patiently read my regular chap- 
ter — I raced through and around 
his store-house of heavenly wisdom. 
Oh ! the precious gems ut comfort 
and btrength that rapidly met my 
eager eyes and starving soul. I 
then rejoiced at God's word as "one 
that findetb great spoil'" and felt 
tbat I would be willing to be cast 
iato a dung^'on, if I could only keep 
and feed upon my Bible — a "pre- 
cious treasurer." Ever since that 
time, I pity and feel for those who 
have not enough education to read it. . 

After searctiing for God with all 
my heart, I become acqiiaiuted with 
him in spirit and in truttj by hun- 
gering for his righteous counsel 
and teeding (following) it. At 
first almost every word I reaJ con- 
demned me, I quailed beneath their 
convictions ; (thia was the spirit of 
truth — thy word is trutb) and would 
often silently and piieousiy ejaculate 
these words: Oh I God thy pure 
word is as a mirror <'f thy greatness 
and wisdom to reflect upon my 
heart, which is by nature so sinful, 
the state of all human beings ; a»d 
if they would only obediently take 
counsel and know themselves, they 
would say amen to it. 

During the months of August 
and September, till the close of 
October, 1870, I continued fo resd 
my Bible in this awakened 8»ate. 
Great were my spiritual trials under 
its perusal. The prepared condi- 
ti< n of my heart was unsealing the 
spiritual portion of the Bible. I 
*as being nourished upon the "sin- 
cere milk of the word." Becoming 
comf it^d by this means, later, my 
heart often tiTilled wiih this truth 
of the Psalmist : "How sweet are 
thy words unto my taste I yea, 
sweeer than honey tj my mouth; 
the entrance ot thy words giveth 
light ; it giveth nnderstanding unto ' 
the simple." Psalm 119. How 
lovely and true did the Psalms 
grow to my ft-newed btartt Tliey 
become as my own spontaneous 
words. I b lUght the fality of 
their heaven-born sentiment- Poor 
old Job; I did then more clearly 
discern his trials and straits I did 
sympathize with bim. "^ fellow- 
ffe^ling make^ us wondrous kind," 





"Peace I leave wi'h you, and peace I 
(five unto you, uot as the world giveth, 
give I unti> you. Let not your heart be 
troubled, neither let it be afraid." 

"We who livfd cli se upi.n tlip 
border of our lute civil war, and 
amoDg whom weie fought several of 
its severttt I'attlee, can vfell under- 
stand and appreciate our Savior'.H 
prom'SP, although it did not refer 
to temporal liut to S|)iri(ual peace. 
When the rude shock of clashing ar- 
mies thril ltd thiough the land.though 
it was felt in the remi test corners of 
our couDiry, and to-day many va 
cant chairs bv the fireside testify to 
the loss of 1 )ved Cues ; and yet they 
have but gone bet' 're to another woi Id. 
When the angel of peace once more 
spread her wings over the Union, 
what a sigh of relief went up f om 
anxious Jieait*, what a season of 
grateful thanksgiving filled every 

The angels in annonncirg tlie 
birth of C'lrist to the shepherds pro- 
claimed "oD earth peace, good will 
toward men." The work of recon- 
ciliation of God to men was begun 
that night in Bethlehem, and com 
pleted on Calvary at a later day. 
And oh, what a blessed day for 
man thai wa«. Many rigl terns had 
waited loi g and watched enxiousl> 
for the dawn of day that should 
usher iiito the world the Prince of 
Peace, but they were at lengtli com- 
pelled to leave earth with thei 
longing unsatisfied, and with their 
iaiih and hope still fixed upon the 
future. Not so with us; we have 
the fact of bis birth, death and res- 
urrection established ; and we know 
that the portals of heaven have been 
opened to all who believe and obey 
the gospel. 

Jesus in sending forth the twel. e 
to preach uo'o the lost sheep of the 
touse of Israel, among other ;hing8 
said unto them : "Think not that I 
am come to sead peace on eanh ; 1 
came not to send peace, but sword ;" 
and then he tel s tlem that he is 
come to set men at vaiia; ce against 
one another, eten to ihe ton against 
the fdlher, atrd also that "a man's 
fO'S shall be they of his own hou-e- 
hold ," and jet the ppophecy of Jere- 
miah proc aimii g him the '-Prince 
of Peace," must be fulfilled. We 
discover, however, that the d. c- 
lamation wa? uot peace among, 
but toward men ; so that we can 
hope to be at peace with all men if 
we lead a truly .Christ-like li.'e 
iWoi^ tii'« W(»^'. lGr'aiilBtatk'fi£6» 

10 renew the coven n; made with 
men, iiiany yeais bcf re, and to ful- 
fill I is p otnies by open ng t' e way 
10 the lice • f 1 fe as the en raicce to 
t-'C (iarden wns still yuardeil by the 
c eriibim with flam ins: >^«oids that in 
the gate of hi aven was c o-ed &u& ns' 
mtm u til the 'i-\ ol our first parents 
siou'd be ex|)iate^, a d this could 
only be drne by our Savior upon the 
ctosH Aft'T this wa-i ace mp ished 
G d's jusi anger at ihe disobedienc of 
Ms c eatures was app a ed, so tha. 
the angel-, could o cb more procla m 
peace towaid men. Our j un ey 
ibrough thi-i woild is desirilxd as a 
warfa^^, f r we are oontinnal y snr- 
r. ubded by enemies, wliOt,ike advan- 
tage ot every 0(i| ortunity to haras-i 
at.d attack us, that ihey may per 
chance find us unguarded and gain 
a victoiy over us and thus add o e 
more to tlie mai y who go down the 
broad way. "Watch and prav, 
therefore, lest je enter intj U mpta- 

We can rot heat peace with all 
men, in the ime acceptation of the 
term, for it mean-^ fieedom from a' I 
agitnting or dsturbing elements, and 
aithougn there be no open warfare, 
there is a c 'Utinning haisi: jarring 
npon the sei sibiliti-s, wien the 
christian and ibe worid ing come to- 
gethir. wh'ch must at all imes pro- 
liuce a c ash, and where tiiis is. tb^re 
can b** ni-pnic^". The interests oi" 
the two are too much »t variai ce to 
iidmi of a covenant between them, 
and we would not have if so, for ue 
cannot terve G' d and M mm n. 
We should not, however, endeavor 
to stir up and kindle il e m noii:y if 
the wor d, b it go on our way, letting 
our lignt-' sbioe, and if men are not 
willing to glorify our Ueavenly Fa'h- 
er, but will persist in their eumiiy, 
toward his foil WtTS, ttien he will 
not be to blame, but shall have ful- 
fil ed the commandment, and will re- 
ceive the rtward. 

T'le chribtian is also waging an 
incessant war against self, lor as 
soon as we aitaiu a knowledge of 
good and evil.satan implants carnal- 
yty in the inclination of our minds to 
conquer. God has givtn to all mf n 
a love f .r the beautilal. This we see 
in a child admtriog a pretty flower, 

or cliBNing with joyoi S steps the 
butteifly, or clapping his hands with 
glee at tight of the rainbow ; and the 
lovely picture with which ait ena- 
bles us to embelish our homes are 
sources of continuous 'pleasure to 
him. At the same time the war- 
bling of birds, fills bim witn di- 

to their iuconiparabie music. Tlie 
enemy takes advantage of all tbete 
naiural attraciims for the uiind of 
man, and by prostituting them to 
his own bate purpose, makes siinng, 
and alas, too often succt-ssfu), ifl'orts 
to ca|.tivaie the soul through these 
mediunis. It is vi rry ntcestary, 
theref re, that we should keep tlie 
mind pure, in order that all the 
tastes, iieing directed thereby, may 
remain undfiled, and thus one of the 
sorest tnais and seveiest of temp a- 
tions be guarded against, so far as 
it is possible for human means t>> 
accomplish this end. Above all, 
teach the heart and mind the great 
gosduess ot, and the strength 
of his love for men. and thus instil 
therein a return of iiftectioii, which is 
the surest way to effiaci obedience to 
tiislaws; and if we'mt obey the di- 
vine commatids we know that the 
end will bring us victory, and Jesus' 
peace will follow. Our aw til enemy 
a so »p( ea s to the passions width are 
implanted in ihe br. asisof all human 
beings, ami wh ci, if ne allow th m 
to gain control over us. wib eventual- 
ly cairy on our hves ^^ith them into 
ucier darkness. We have human 
love of all kii ds, men have been 
known to c<.mmit crime in the n^me 
of h ye, w I en they ailo.vedthe pis- 
sion to have unimjeded sway in 
ti.eir heaits. Hate also ruins many 
souis. 1 believe thire is but one 
thing toward whdi we are instruct; 
ed to ex rciss this passion in Goo's 
word, and ti at is, evil. It embiaces 
all iniquity, ai d sin, and by avoiding 
evil and doing good we tstape cou- 
demn.:tioii, aisd si cure the peace^ of 
the Lord Je us Christ. 

And this peace is not given unto 
us as the wot hi g;veth ; tLat is only 
for a time, a few short years, and the 
world with ad is gifts will pass away 
from us ibriver, but ihat which 
Christ gives us, is for eternity. There 
is no ending, but a couiinuous peac ■, 
aniTerastiug happiness, of wliich 
Sa an with tall his wiles, nor the 
wt.r;d, can rob us. 

••Let not yourheait be trrulibd, 
ceitl er let i>; be abaid." What a 
gloiious irijuciion ! When the way 
seems to mo, tal eyes all dark, and 
t e sigh ot God's countenanc- isap- 
paiei'ily witbdiawn, "let mt y tit 
htarts b- tr^ub ed," for his p omises 
still His supernal wisdom is 
100 high for our comprehens on, ai d 
we can but wait and pray, relying 
upon h is assurances to never leave nor 
for.-^ake u^. ''Lo, I am with you al- 
wa;. B, even unto tie ei.d of the 

ligiit; etid faie never tircV FiSieuiiijgf [ wKarfcis" 4Aw a smew o( nswre tb»o 



when We altiM-t 
einfr ahle to a''C"n!|ili>h 

(jsiial cl ificiiliie.a 
d^Fpiir or bi 

a"y g 0(1, we should nut be trcb d, 
for if west iv^ nianfu ly, our Savior 
will send the Holi- Spirit to aia u,-. 
When ti e I at lo laj^e the fienes , 
au'l tlie pnemv has appar.'ntly a mi8' 
c nqsered we shoiill not be afraid, 
for Go'l will giv-- u^ ilie victO'y 
tiirough Christ Jesus our Lord 
M'heii m t;htj obstacles arise i'l our 
path of duty we i eed n.t fear, for 
prayer will remove them And when 
death com>s we can banish 'eror, for 
Je^us has gone tef ire a' d robb d it 
of Its sting. lie has lefi his peace 
wit!i us ad beyoni the gave a.i 
dont ts are remo ed ; all le i p atio:i 
shal ceate ; t e eiirm.' cau annoy iis 
no f rth^r. We can t!ien e j )v th 
pea-e of Go^l which passeth a 1 uii 
der-ta ding, il we have li ed fditli- 
ful til hira w ile in tiie «Ord; a d 
Oh what a g'orious peace ! Let it 
prove a ba m ro your wounded spirit , 
ye who are wagi g a despf>rate war 
with the ilevil, ami give yon rei ew- 
ed strength, ttat \oui vict ry may he 
C;>ii)ple e. I should prove a Joyuu 
hi pe to iho-e who a e despoi d-iii at 
theobstac'es Ahich aris in llie^r «ay, 
for bey lid ;l e valley ihere is peaC'. 
An\ v'u whi have not secntd a 
rig'.t to this p ace, reuinnber it is 
siiih as the wor^d can not give, as all 
its I osessiot s a^e but for time, aid 
as I said befo-e, that wi h jou cm he 
but (-hort. F.IloA-i ilgiim , '• et rtot 
your heart be troubled, i eitlV r let it 
be afra'd," for Je,-,u- h :8 left pe ce 
wi h U3, i;e histiven ug his peace. 



Which they tbit are unlearned and un- 
stable, wrest as thny do also the other 
Scripture unto their own deetructiun. — 
2. Peter 3: 16. 

'1 tie apu.sile well knrw ihat there 
were and would be classes of pecple 
who would avert the true meanins^ 
of the Bcrintuies, and apply a S|U- 
rious one for the purpi ee of fel - 
pratifica'ioii, or s^lf jusiificatioii. 
For instance, some people iise our 
text to prove itiat the sfriptures aie 
''hard to be understood," ami when 
they can make themselves hejitve 
that, tl ey jm-tify ihemselvfs in fol- 
lowing tluir own cpiuioii. or natu- 
ral inclination, and "the natural 
man receiveih m t the things of the 
Spirit of God, for they are foolish- 
ness unto him ; neither can he know 
them, for they are spiritually dis- 
cerned." L Cor, 2 : 14. He is c >n- 
siquently^Unlearned in the nu>t'iy 
of godlineps, and ha,s no knowledge 
of the simplicity of the truth. 

Pe iple are always mure or less 
inclined lo luake use of some FCri^- 
lure favoring their p isiti )n. It 
seems that they are better sati»tfied 
ifthev have a woril of scripture in 
their favor, than without it, if they 
rtrf "wresting^ it t > their own de- 
siriiC'ioii." The devil in the garden 
of Eden, and iri the v^ild<rl.e^8 
tempting Christ, alwavs us-d more 
or less of the word of God in present 
ine his Cctse. 

In larder then to prove that our 
text is true, and that man is doing 
just what the apostle faid he was 
doing — "wrest the scriptures to 
their own destruction," — we just 
iifiticp that the lazy man justifies 
hiniseif bv caving, "seek firs' tiie 
kingdom of God and his righteous- 
ness, and all things else shall lie ad- 
I'ed luit 1 you." The greedy man 
jiis'ifies himself by sajiug, '"if we 
do not jirovide for own, fS[ eciaily 
those of our own household, we 
have denied the faith and are worse 
than i'-fidils. Members of secret 
socieii.s j'lstitv themselves with the 
eignifitant plea thfi the bap 
ti-t «as a mason, and that Solomon 
«as the f lunder of masonry, and he 
figures extensively in t'le Bible. 
And behold! the wine hibbercomes 
up with the plea, "drink no more 
v^ater, but take a little wine (whis- 
key or beer) for thy st >maoli's Rake 
and thine often infirmities." Tnese 
are oiily a few instances wheie men 
"wrest the Siripture to their own 

But the most noteworthy of all 
are the m<Hler!) christians. The 
several p'.pu'ar chntche^ all have 
their several modes of practice, and 
Jill are jiistified in doing as fiey 
THINK IS ifiGHT. They invariably 
argue that as they hf lieve so shall it 
he unto them, and' they gentrally 
find a word of scripture, just as the 
devil did, that they can "wrest to 
their ovrn destruction." 

Other reasons of justification are, 
that there are so r;any opinions 
abi)ut the scriptures that no one can 
know who is rit;ht, so one has ju>t 
IS good a right to his opinion as an- 
other. Tl is would all do if opin- 
ion would save us, but instead of 
opinion saving us, I read in Hjy Bi- 
ble, "For by grace are ye gaved 
itirougb f»ith, and that n('t of your- 
stlvps ; it is the gift of God." Eph. 
2 : 8. If we are "saved by grace, 
which is the>gift of God," what can 
our opinion do in the case ? It can 
do no good whatever, especially if 
it does net corfurm to the word aud 

«ill ot God. But men ask, who is 
right ? Wesley, Luther, Campbell 
and Mack all set up difiVreul tenets 
of laith, so who shall we conclude 
is rigfit ? In order to make the best 
of it, we conclude to join the charch 
we thi7ik is about right, and we *ill 
stand as fair a show as anybody to 
be saved' This is about the man- 
ner of reasoning, if we cati call it 
reasoning. Of all such I would ask, 
is Wesley gone t" prepare a place 
that where he is you may be also? 
Was Lu'her able to say, "in my 
Father's house are many mansions," 
&c. ? Do you take Campbell and 
others as "the man of your counsel," 
aud the author of your faith? Has 
m t the author of our text told us 
that as "there were false prophets 
also among the peop'e, even as :here 
shall be false tetcheas among you, 
who privily biing in damnable her- 
esies, * * * and bring upon 
themselves swif: destruction:" "And 
many shall follow their pernicious 
wsjs, by whom the way of truth 
shall be evil spoken of," 2. Pel 2: 12. 

B'lt the inquirer wonders what 
he shall do amid all the isms that 
are extant in the world at the pres- 
ent day. I would siy, there is only 
one way to do, take the word of 
God as the mau of your counsel ; 
•for other foundation can no man 
lay than that which is laid," and 
''according to his divine power hath 
he given Ui to us all things that 
pertain unto life and godliness 
through the knowUd=;e of him that 
hath cal ed us to gljry and virtue 
whereby are given unto us (X^eed- 
ing great and precious promises tnat 
by these ye migh; be partakers of 
ilie divine nature, having escaped 
the corrupiioa that is io the world 
througti lust." 2 Peter 1 : 3, 4. 

If you are willing to lake t'e 
wold of G"d as the man of your 
counsel, you can be a partaker of 
the divine iia'ure, and escape the 
corru|):ion tnat is in the world. But 
if you join some cbnrch just because 
yi-»u think it is right, and expect the 
chnicli to save you, instead of the 
grace of God, you nted not expect 
to cimie up to judgment and say, 
"Lord, have we not cast out devi's 
iu iliy name, and in thy name done 
many wonderfui works," and be 
justifik'd, for tiie Juilge will protest 
unto ybu, "depart, for I never knew 

In conclusion allow me to say, 
be every whit a man, do not read 
throHgh anybody's glasses, do not 
pin your faith to anybody's sleev. ; 
but read aud think fiur yourt>elf. 




— Bio. M. M. Eslileman, of Lin- 
ark, 111., January 30, says, I hare just 
received word that brolht^r John R )w- 
land is not expected to live 24 hours. 
He has been sick for four weeks. 

— Bio. D. W. Hendricks of Prairie 
City, Iowa, Jan. 14Lh says, Tlie weath- 
er is very pleasant. Bro. J. H. Fill- 
more has been with us and preached 
7 discourses. Some trembled while 
others were solemnly impressed. 

— Bro. John Forney, of Falls City, 
Neb. says : The weather still contin- 
ues to be open, no snow and very lit- 
tle frost in the ground. There was a 
good deal of plowing done here in 
this month, January. Health is good, 
thank God for it. 

—Bro. Newtou D. Hadsell of Un- 
ion Center, Kansas, Jan. 23rd, says. 
We have had a nice winter so far and 
the wheat looks well. The ground 
has not been frozen much, people 
have been plowing. The mercury 
stood 23 degrees above zero to-day. 

— Brother Benjamin Bowman of 
Cerro Gorda, HI , says, I have no 
church news of importance at this 
time. The health in this locality is 
good. We have been having a vei\ 
open dry winter until a few days ago, 
and since that time it has been very 

—Brother S. C. Miller of Brooklyn, 
Iowa, says, We have been having very 
muddy weather in this part of the 
country. So far it has been extreme- 
ly warm, have had considerable rain 
and no snow. Health is generally 
very good though the dipheria has 
been raging among the children in 

— Bro. J. B. Lair of Mexico, Ind., 
January 16th says Not much winter, 
rains every few days — plenty of mud. 
Wheat growing, but few days that it 
was froze hard enough to bear up — 
some days itjis real warm. The health 
is exceptional. Times are supposed 
to be hard — don't know why, pork 
has been worth more than 7 cents 
but down some now. 

— Bro. D. F. Grood of Waynesboro, 
Pa., says : During the month of Dec. 
Elds. D. Long of the Manor arm and 
D. P. Saylerof the Double Pipe Creek 
Md.. labored for us successfully. The 
weather was unpleasant yet we had 
good meetings and much interest 
manifested. Since the meetings we 
have had sume additions to the 
church. At this time brethren Gra- 
bill Myers, W. Hertzler and D. U. 
Holsinger are laboring for us with 
interest and zaal, and we hope their 
labors wiU be oiowned witix success. 

— Bro. Daniel Shook of Rotenlain, 
Kansas, January 26tb, says, I will let 
you know that our little church here 
on the Solomon River is in a thriving 
conlition. Thanks be to God. We 
are havins; a splendid winter here, no 
snow. We have not been compelled 
to feed any hay to our cattle yet — the 
weather warm and pleasait most of 
the time. The folks have been plow- 
ing. Our crops were pretty good 
this last summer but the prices of 
produce is low. The health of the 
country is good. 

— Bro. S. T. Boaserman of Dunkirk 
Ohio, Feb. 1st. says, As you solicit 
church news I will let your readers 
know what the Lord is doing for us. 
We have had several accessions to the 
church during lust Pall, and recently 
brethren Jesse Calvert and J. P. Eber- 
sole were with us and held a series of 
meetings resulting in the conversion 
and accession to the church by bap- 
tism fourteen precious souls, for which 
we thank the Lord. 

— Bro. Daniel K. Teeter of Sulphur 
Springs, Ind., January 31st says. We 
are having quite a mild winter, have 
had no snow yet to amount to any- 
thing but excessive rains and accom- 
panied with an abundance of mud. 
On last Friday the streams were said 
to have been higher than at any time 
last Summer in this locality. At 
pr'^sent the ground is frozen pretty 
solid and thf weather is pleasant. 
Brother John Hoover from Kansas, 
has been with us for the last few 
weeks and has been having a great 
many interesting meetings amongst 
us. He intends to return home this 

— Bro. J. Zuck of Shady Grove, 
Pa , Feb. 1st. says : Bro. Holsinger 
has been with us and made known 
his mission. He preached for us at 
Shady Grove, the 29th ult, in the 
evening. Subject Paul's charge t) 
Timothy — "Preach the word." May 
the Lord bless him for his labors. 
After services we riased §10.47 for 
the Altooua church. There were 3 
appointments for him in our congre- 
gation, and if the other j)laces would 
do as much in proportion our consrre- 
gation would overrun its quota. May 
the Lord bless the givers. But some 
do not give that could give, and nev- 
er miss it, and I have sometimes 
thought if the, Lord would be as 
stingy with us as we are with Him, 
we would have a very scanty living 
in this world, and less in the world 
to coii.e. I do hope the Church may 
not suffer the shame of having the 
Altooua church sold for debt. Breth- 
ren I have a plan *o suggest for fu- 
ture consideration. When a house is 
to be built or purchased hereafter, 
get the monet first — make the pur- 
chase aiterwarda. Again dt>Iegat«6 { 

ought to be very can^fnl in giving 
their assent to anything that involves 
the church nt home. They would 
belter act on orders ; on money mat- 
ters especially. 

There are siill a few souls coming 
out on the Lord's side. On the 23rd 
Jinnary, four were added to the 
fold by baptism. May the Lord 
help them to prove faithful to the 

— Brother F. W. Dsve of Jonesboro 
Tenn., Jan. 29 says, Our series of 
meetings is now over and according 
to promise I give the result. We 
commenced a meeting at Keebler's 
school house on New Year's day, and 
continued until Sunday 9th. Fourteeu 
were made willing to come out on the 
Lord's side taking on them the yoke 
of Jesus and learn of him. Two of 
them were formerly members of the 
Baptist Church, and" one a mombor of 
the Seceder Church for a number of 
years. Many good and lasting im- 
pressions we hope will be the result. _ 
Our ministerial force was Conrad Ba- 
shore, J. C. Bishor, A. J. Vines, C 
Ael, James Hilbert and the writer. 

No winter yet up to this time, only 
3 or 4 days cold, no snow — the weath- 
er quite warm and a good deal of 
rain. Peach bloom nearly out, can 
see the red rose leaves out, maple in 
bloom, wheat, and oats and barley 
is growing finely. It looks strange 
to see blossoms in mid winter. Health 
generally good. 

— Brother H. W. Land is, of Oi-j 
b'lrne City, Kan., Jan., 22i)d 187(), 
says : Times are dull in prnciirina: 
money. C irn, 10 cents cash per 
bushel. Butter 10 cents pT ft). 
Eggs 8 cents per doz. The request 
laade by me some timea^o, to have 
r-oaie one «ith ns to discuss with the 
L^ter day Saints, I hereby make 
kno>vn that it has b en tr> some 
extent discussed and ihouijs.t proper > 
to wait f r this time. I am anx- 
ious to know if t!ie words found Id , 
a parenthesis, namely those includ- 
ed iu biacK.t^ [ ] if they are found 
in the original Grt-ek. language or 
not and if it is ousidered inspired 

— John H. Eihlemaoof Bitavia, 
Iowa J»n., 26th, says: Dear Bro., 
I this mornintr, drop you a fevp lines 
letting you know that we are all 
w(ll Ht this time fir .which we feel 
thankful to the giver of 'he gifs 
whicn we daily receive. We have 
had a very open winter e~> far, a 
good d'sl of rain and mud, the 
niads ure almost impas-able at lim^s, 
at this time it is fn z mi and clear, 
but how long it will Lst I do nut 




"Bn tbfr Moore, are you going 
to n(imm<nt ii{>>n that pamplilfct 1 
ppiit ynu ei, titled 'One Hundred and 
Fifty Rtasiins for Believing in the 
(univcri-al) Salvation of Mankind, 
by Mauford'? A docior got me to 
eend it ti you. He saw yuur reply 

to Elder C , and thought it was 

so good ; l.e thought that pKinplilet 
would bullier you eorae, for he is 
ahiut a half-way bfrlipver in what 
Manford says. He begins to think 
you (an't do anything wiih it. He 
nqufsied me to write and ask you 
if you were going to do any tiling 
with 'v. You can answer through 
the Pilgrim. Jane Marquis." 

Answer. Your card came to 
band si me months ago, but for 
want of time was neglected. The 
pamplilet \ou mention was also re- 
ceived several months before the 
card. I gave a part of the contents 
a haety peiu-^al, not because I 
thought it bad anything at stake 
that would be lost if the liO)k were 
true, but to find what could be said 
in favor of a doctrine that had not 
one particle of salvation in it. I do 
not now propose to wiite a reply to 
the wrongly named pamphlet for I 
have time to ofler a tew observations 

I say the doctrine has not one 
particle of salvation in it, and it 
will take but half a minute to prove 
it. The Universal doctrine teaches 
that there is no hell. If this he a 
fact, then there is no such a ihinfi 
as salvation from hell, because if 
there is no danger it is nonseuhe to 
talk of salvation. Hence, there is 
not one particle of salvation here, 
there is but one place, no road- 
leading off to another, but all must 
and are compelled to go to heaven. 
If there is any logic that lan show 
salvation from hell where there is 
no hell, 1 would like to see it. 

So far there is yet no salvation. 
Thf n the question arises as to wheth- 
er we are saved from our sins. This 
cannot he, for it is uaiitaincd that 
we must suffer and pay the penalty 
of our sins here on earth. Now 
where is your salvation here? not 
fr<;m sin, for we must pay the pen- 
alty of that ou seivs ; not from 
hell, because there is none. If the 
reader can see salvation here be sens 
what I cannot. Does Mr. Manford 
believe in the salvotinn of mankind? 
Not ore bit of it. He has no hell 
in his doctrine to be saved from, no 
sins to be washed away, because we 
tnuat pay the penalty ia foil. 

If Universalism l>e true no one 
can lie h St, no one U lost, and no 
one ever w«8 lost. Solvation to 
ihem is hu' an f mpty sound, a woid 
without meaning. If their di>c<riue 
should be true, there is not one 
thing gained by believing it, but if 
false those who rely on it are doom- 
ed to dektrufition. 

I am with Universalism like the 
old Baptist deacou. A. leanifd min- 
ister of that persuasion came and 
preachtd in bis neighborhood ; prov- 
ing (?) that there is no hell, that all 
mankind irrespective of character 
would he saved in heaven without 
the loss of one. In due time he 
ended his sermon, but just before 
dismissing meeting, he wished to 
know if the congregation wished 
him to preach for them any more 
As no one said anything, the old 
Baptist deacon broke the silence 
with the following painfal remarks: 
■'If what the gentleman ti&s preach- 
ed is true I don't think we need any 
more preaching, and it it is not irUf 
we don't want it." Of cour.'-e the 
preacher did not come back. If 
what Manford writes is true, tie 
world don't need his books, and if 
it is not true then they ought not to 
have them. 

For the benefit of some of my 
readers who have not closely exam- 
ined the absurdities of Universalism. 
I will c 'py off a few verses which I 
find in an old book in my library. 

"Thus Pharaoh and his mighty hosts, 
Had God-like honors giren ; 

A pleasant hreeze, brought them with 
And took them safe to heaven ! 

So all the filthy Sodomites, 
When God bade Lot retire, 

Went in a trice, to paradise, 
On rapid wings of fire ! 

Likewise the guilty Canaanites, 
To Joshua's sword was given ;' 

The sun stood still, that he might kill, 
And pack them off to heaven ! 

God saw these villians were too had. 
To own that fruitful land ; 

He therefore took the rascals up 
To dwell at his right hand ! 

The men who lived before the flood, 
Were made to feel the rod ; 

They missed the ark, but, like a lark, 
Were washed right up to God ! 

But Noah, he, because you see, 
Much grace to him was given ; 

He had to toil, and till the soil. 
And work his way to heaven ! 

The wicked Jews, who did refuse, 

The Lord's commands to do ; 
Were hurried strait to heaven's gate, 

How happy in the sinner's slate. 
When he from earth is driven ; 

He knows it is his certain fate, 
T(i go straight to heaven ! 

There is Judas too, another Jew, 
Whom some suppose accursed ; 

Yet with a cord he beat his Lord, 
And got to heaven first !" 

— Eld. James E Gish is now 
preaching in Hopkins Co., Ky., and 
says: To the (jeople the doctrine is 
yet strange, though the attention in 
his meetings was gotd. Bro. Gish 
works much on the apostolic system 
of missionary work. He goes out 
among strangers, where preaehing 
is needed, and labors to build up a 
congregation. He sends lor a bun- 
dle of pamphlets to assist him in the 
good work. 

— A certain brother E. had two 
brethren, whom we will call A. and 
B , who were all the time pict<ing 
at each other, and getting U|) little 
fusses. Brother E. getting a little 
tired of the difiSculiies, goes to Bro. 
A. and approaches him somewhat 
in the following manner: "See here 
brother A., I have an old horse I 
want you 'o get and work a few 
days," "Well, why do you wuut 
me to do that ?"' le-ponded A. 
"Well," says E , "he is so gentle 
and quiet, he does just what you tell 
him. You .'■tart anywhere with 
him he goes right along minding 
his own business, pays no attfutiou 
to what does not belong to him ; is 
always peacable, and gets iuto no 
ir- ubles." A., somewhat excited, 
'Well bnther E., nliat do you 
mean by all thi-t? there is a trick 
in it." "Well," responded E., '-I 
thought if you would work tliat old 
I orse awhile you would learn t > go 
along about your own business and 
not be all the time trying to pick a 
fuss with brother B" Ti e same 
game was played oa brother B. It 
cured them. 

— We learn that the pending de- 
bate between brother R H. Mdler, 
and Aaron Walker, a Camniiellite, 
hiis been put off iwue by Wallier. 
We do not know now when it will 
take place. Walker is an old hand 
at the work, and if he cannot de- 
fend this doctrine it will be for tl'e- 
want of truth, which we fear he has 
a precifius little of, the way he has 
his propositions worded. Since writ- 
ing the above we learn that the 
time is set again, and the debute 
will now take place near Peru, Ind., 
February 15ih. 

— T J 8 lomor, M. D.. ■ f Al- 



Salvation .'-e ms to excite ali who 
read it""' Miuy orders have of late 
been coming iu for this work, and 
as yet we have not been able lo fill 
thetu. The work is now in press 
and we will soon be able to fill bjI 

— The action ot Northern Illi- 
Doia in the missionary work seems 
to meet with much encouragement 
from the brethren generally, and is 
a move that should be imitated by 
the brotheibond in all the different 
districts. Some were of the im- 
prPBsion that the matter ought to 
have fir^it iieen carried up to the Mei-ting and leeeive the 
saticiion of that body. This we 
wouhi be iu fav^r of if it were ac- 
cording 10 the gospel and the prac- 
tice of the primitive christians. 
When they contf mjiJHted the spread- 
ing of the gospel in any part of the 
world thfcj did not wait till the 
next Annual Meeting, nor did they 
iU"ke eveu a qocr*- of it before any 
other body only those wit;i whom 
they were connected in their own 
part of the church. "We have a de- 
ci-iion from the Supreme Court ot 
1 eaveu to "Go iuto all the world, 
aud preach the gospel t > every crea- 
ture." Ibis is the great misbionary 
commission, from the highe&t Court 
in the uiiivert-e. and licenses every 
congregation, composing ilie body 
of Christ, to do all in its power lo 
the (iropagation of the truth. 
• We are glad to see the brethren 
takii.g hola of the good w ik of 
saving sinners. There is no higiier 
calling in the great plan of salva- 
tion than the spreading of the word 
of truth ; all should have a baud in, 
every man's sbould-r shi uld be at 
the wheel ; all should leel ibe wel- 
fare of sinners hanging around their 
soul, and lend a helping hand to 
the propagation of truth. 

J. H. MooKE. 

If the young would remember 
(hat they may be old, and the old 
would remember that they have 
been young, the World would he 
much happier. 

Advice which, like the snow, soft- 
ly falls, dwells the longer upon and 
sinks the deeper into the mind. 

It is better to be inconsistent with 
your.-elf, and change your opinion, 
than be inconsistent wiili truth by 
peitinaciout-ly adhering to it. 

The poorest education that teach- 
es one self control is better than the 
best thjkt ne^let^ it. 


New Baltimore, Ohio. I 
Jm.SCth, 1876. / 
Bro. H. B. Brionbaugh : — 

Brother Wm, Sadler 
of Ashland, Ohio, came to vi-iit us 
on last Saturday, He preached (or 
us in our new meeting-bouse on 
Saturday evening, on Sunday A. M. 
Sunday evening, Monday A. M., 
and Monday ev^ niug. His sermons 
were full of argument and sounrl 
reasoning. The roads were muddy, 
the weather misty,and the nights 
dark, but notwithstanding all this, 
the attendance was g >od, especially 
bv those Who do not belong to the 

Brother Moses Weaver of the 
Canion congregation was also with 
U8 on Saturda) evening and on Sun- 
day a.m., and spoke in the German 
language with much power and 
earnestness. The attention through 
these meetings was good, and we 
trust that a considerable portion of 
the seed sown fell on good ground, 
and that it will eventually spring 
up and grow, and bring forth fruit. 
At the close of bis remarks on 
Sunday, brother Weaver gave us a 
short account of his visit (in com- 
pany with brother J. B. Shoem»ker 
of Wayne Co., O.) to Canada. Much 
interest and good feeling was mani- 
f«8'ed towards them by the people 
generally. At one place he said the 
people took such an interest in their 
meetmgs that they sent a telegram 
to another town announcing a meet- 
ing for ihem, and when they arriv- 
ed, they wer greeted by a large and 
attentive audience. The people were 
generally German, thev having oc- 
casion to speak the English lan- 
uage but three times during their 
stay of some 'hree w^eks. 

Andrew Brumbaugh, 


On the 5th of January, my wife 
and I. by special request, visited 
Flat Rock church, Shenandoah Co., 
Va., to help to labor for the Mas- 
ter's cauee. in preaching the word 
of God. We stopped off first at 
Maiirertown, and attended one 
meeting. Evening of the oth, at 
Crpps's school-house. All night 
with elder G. Shaver, who, with 
his family and others, were enjoy- 
ing good health bodily and, I trust, 
equally so spiritually. Next even- 
ing meeting at Mt. Jacks..n; all 
night with brother and sister Ma- 
pbis. Next morning, meeting at 

Cedar (Jrove nieeling house. At 
thi^ place we c ntinued the meeting 
U'.til lioo I, Sunday ihe ninth ; ''God 
f ee!y worki g in the heart, to will 
a id do of his good pie isure." After- 
noon went to Pianesmill ; meo inga 
II Sunday and Monday ev' ninga. 
Tue&day nnon, at b'Other E.trly's; 
evening at Lumberville, next morn- 
ing also. Wednesday morning, help- 
ed to anoint bn thtr David Wine. 
Morui/ig, meeiing at Flat Rock. 
Evening, meeti ig at F irestvil'e. 
Next mornintr, again at F at R ok. 
Everiing, ag4in to Pianesmill. Sat- 
urday, again to Cedar Grove. Sun- 
day to Fairview meeting house. Tnis 
io a new m cting-houge just fiuished. 
It is a line and commodious bouge for 
wors:iip. T'lis meeting was T' gard- 
ed as a dedicitory seivice, and was 
largely attended, and much interest 
manifested in t-e preach d word ; 
hoj.e t! it. meeiing and the one the 
following raorni g, will the 
beginning of t;ie dedica ion of many 
oouls to God. 

Monday evening, again to Mt. 
Jacks n. Taesday morning, again to 
Cellar Grove, where, after iniiucting 
some by bap ism into the body of 
Christ, we t ok le!ive of each o htr 
commending one ano her to the grace 
of God and union and communion of 
the Holy Spirit. 

Tne elder of this arm is Jacob 
Wine; co-laborers, A. Ni-ff, S. M. 
Myers, B. W. Neff, J. Elius, and 
Djvid Ciine. The church seems in 
a flourishing condition, and ihe 
brethren and sisters seem to be ac- 
tive in the cause, devoted and zeal- 
ous; so much 80 during these meet- 
ings, at least, that many did not 
'eave anything uuoccupied or un- 
used, that might help to promote 
the cause or add to the interest and 
henefit of the meetings. The peo- . 
pie, who nttendea these meetings, 
many at least, weie interested, and 
we trust benefitted. While many . 
were drawing near to salvation, or 
a'most persuaded, some were per- 
suaded and are enjoying it; and we 
pray God that all sucti may press 
their rights and realize its full power 
aud beoeflis, in the love of God, and 
faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

We feel particularly to say a 
word to the children of our breth- 
ren ; their sons and daughters, and 
also some of their neighliors and 
their children, who, during these 
meetings, manifesied so much inter- 
est aud concern. Your kindness, 
your attention, your help, and your 
hearing of the preached word, will 
not £0 onrewarded ; your longing 



desires, in (-totei sitlif* ai d leais, 
have no! pa=ire(i nnhcedefi, wliile 
your Clip ot j'ly Diinglel with ifars, 
wasfJiliiijj; bttore tne lliroiie • 1 G d, 
your Ijuriiiiiji htait-^, wiih Ici ging 
de^^ires!, de.siripg to ei j >y the richer 
gr«ce, aiid a lart;pr nieai-ure of ttie 
love of Goil, in the union and f 1- 
lortsliipof the ctiiiich. But to en- 
joy ihat ai.d he free, )0u will liave 
to get tl^e consent of your will lo, 
''c( me to Ci)rist, take his yoke up 
on you, aid learn t f liim " He has 
calUd you to come. He is iiiviiipg 
you to CO ue. C^nie ; he has de 
clared his "yi'ke is eisy, ai d his 
burden is Hgl't." V\ ill jou come? 

To all our hreihren, sisteis, and 
kiiid frie> ds, we u ust s-ay, accept 
thanks for 3 our kindnefs ai d L vf. 
And we will also ask the Fat' er, — 
as ne have been co-woiktrw aiivl C'l- 
Jabi.iets together, and si'arers of 
earthly things, that we may al-O be 
of the ri'l er and htavenly, the in- 
visible ai d eurnal. 

D. F. Good. 

Waynesboro, Pa 

he faith. We have our quarterly i Mph Bowser, are still in my hands 
councils which is all light, so lar, j aud will he soon. 

10: 25. 

■ Dea?' Filgnm i—r 

I will offer a few 
thnughiB on the above Scri I tore. 
Theapos'le having in view the wel- 
fare nt 8i)iilr, t'ild the iirethren not 
to for-;ake the assem^ding of them- 
selves t gfther as tlie manner of 
some is. Tiiere seems to be a lack 
on tlii^ p ii t in our vie^v of the 
matter. The apostle itcommends 
the ioei of a-Sfmhliiiji t^getierand 
so much mure as ye see the dav ap- 
proachiitr. There .=e'.nis to be a 
reason for this. The adva.^ary i.f 
every thing tfiat is good, is dicing 
his hest to deceive ihe people, (the 
christian, ai.d it is ntcts-ar^ to be 
on our guard ai:d waioh iiis move- 
ments, ill order that n e may he qua! 
ified t J resist the evil one wlio is 
going about seeking whom he nay 
devour. TtiC ap'Stle would I ave 
us go toti( ther and exhnit one an- 
other (not one the other-) and so 
miicfi the miire as ye seethe day 
ai>pr< aching. Now rav idea is, We 
do not a^se^lbl^' (»ften enongU fur 
the purpose of txliorting one anotl;- 

Says one, we have meitinsr every 
Sunday. But I do uot unt'erstand 
tlie apostle to mean to c^roe lOgeth 
er to preach to fait Is ai d sinners on 
sueh occasions, Wiit to < xi.nrt ore 
anothtr to < iir duties Moit ^ve ui ^t 
be built op and becume strong in 

but let us go togetiier ofiener. In 
,our view tlus does not answer tlie 
rtqiiest of the apostle iu these try- 
ing lioies. We should be alive to 
the work, andjiet us consi-'er ou" an 
other ti prO'/oke Muto love and to 
good works. Heb. 10: 24 We 
ahou'd be more eoncHrned about the 
welfare of Si uls. ''Do all the goOil 
Be can, and as little harm as possi- 
ble, in order t lat ^ve mav answer 
the puipiae fjr wiiich we were cre- 
ated. Tobias Hoover. 



Last week, by promise, I gave a 
statement of the ehurciies which 
sei t nn ney t> me for the Alioona 
nieeting-house, nhicli was not satis- 
factory to myself aid I far mt to 
the solii itiiig ci mm it tee. This oc- 
ciiiieil ly me losing m\ rtcoid or 
iht whicu 1 have since found, and 
aui now prepared to give a c r'ect 
statement ol the Dioiiey sei t from 
lie diffireu! churches and whiili 
f'rv\ai(:ed to the Bidldiuji C' minit- 
'ee, U r w hich I have ihtir nceipt. 
S e in the folh.wing list : 
Lower Cumberland, 
Upper Conawaga, 
Yr-ibiw Greek, 
Clover Crfek, 
Gray bill Myers, 
J .mes Cri ek, 
Spring Run, 

Amount of first check named in 

tie pohlished report, and receipted 
July 8th, 1874, by S M Cox. 
Eob't McFarland. 
CoHoras, $75 0(1 

Si'ake Spring. 13 50 

Ui'p^r Ciiniherland, ;i().90 

Falling Spring, 29.00 


10. OO 


75 00 

27 00 



43 80 


Araoui t sent by H. B. Brum- 
htitigh and rf cei(>ted to n.e Sept. 7th, 
'74, by Egbert Mcfahland. 

Two <f these last amounts are 
naned in the pul>lisli(d lepott o|i- 
posite the terms, "From Yo) k Co.," 
aid "From CaIli^le." corresponding 
will C' d(ira« and Upper Cunihei- 
laud. The other two <lo i oi appiar 
in the rp['orf separate, perlap- in- 
flnded in the amount oppi site San - 
iiel Cox. Tl.* 332 75 opposite my 
n me in the tormtr leport is fn m The last Hmouiit.'' fr ra 
h. H. Miller, Gea Garber, and Ju- f 

Geo Brumbaugh. 

Lanark 111. 1 
Jio. :iW, 1876./ 

£ro. Brumbaugh: — 

I send vou a list of 
the money that I recieveu since 
Decembei 9th 1876. 
Miry A Mooniaw Va $1.25 

J N and wife Pa .60 

Nnofrville church III. 10 00 

J W OahIv D cater Iowa .50 

Sallie T.bbks NY 100 

E P Tn.stie 25 

T •!> sisieis E and A Diyti n 1.00 
B Pa .50 

Isaac Henricks HI l.,',0 

Sarah A Cesfi^ti L e Co 111 110 
p. stal ..rder Wa-eon Ohio 2 17 

The above is a comet accouni, I 
bi lieve, if there is any mistake or 
any that have oot bteii credited, 
please let me know. 

Isaac R<.wl.\nd. 

Plense •■ nnounce hat the (lis 'id 
n I e iiig o! Noith. rn Kai sas Colora- 
d •, ai.rt t^outiit rn N btiiS' a. i- t" b° 
hehi M i\ 2Stli. HI Fal s C ty ch rch, 
■ ear Fal s Ci y R chaidso Co Neb. 
By reques'. Jon>' Fokney. 

Primitive Christian, j lense c p\-. 


RUBLE-KINSEL.— On Dec. 13th, '7--, 
hy lirolbcr A.braham Myers, Bro. M. M. 
Ruble, aid sister Ma£;gie S. Kiusel, 

both of Mifflin county. Pa. 

E. J. ZooK. 

undersigned, iU his residence. Jan. 27th. 
'76, brotlier Isaac Peplogle of Bi dfotd 
county. Pa., to sister Hannah Brum- 
baugh of Huntingdon, Pa. 

Joseph S. Snowberger. 

CLAPPER-RORBINS— By the nnder- 
Bigned Dec 23d, l-7i, at ihe re.<;ideuce 
of the bride's parents, (now di Cea,'<pd) 
Alfred F. Clapp. r to Miss Nonie Rob- 
hins, both of Rainsburg, Bedford Co., 

RfiV. Thomas Lee. 


ElKENBERPy.— T" the Hnwnrd church 
Howard county Tnd., Janunry Ifllh, 
1876, sister Rebecca, wife of brother 
John Eikenberry aged 48 years, 10 
months yrd 2t days. 
She WHS affl cted for some months and 
bore it with a Christian fortitude and 
waited putiently until ihe clmnge came, 
and could sav, come welcome death I 
gladly go. 8he leavrs a husb.Tnd and 
ihree dauehters, and many friends to 
momn tlieir loss, and weihfpiv sympa- 
thize with Iheben-avei! fnmily.thal always 
showed ns mnch kindness when with 
■ hem FnneiHl improved bj Hiel llamil- 
tou and the writtr. 

JXkxax. Bclat. 



HAGER.— Near Shady Qinve, Pa., Jan. 
4tb, 1876, Elias Hagii died very sud- 
denly of Apoplexy, aged (U years, 2 
months anu 8 days. 

SLOTHOUH.— Near Upton, Pa., Dec. 
30th, '7."i, Bro. Samuel SUitbuur, aged 
8o years. 2 months and 28 days. 
Primitive Christian, please copy. 

KUllTZ.— Ne!>r Brownsville, Pa., Jan. 
lltb, '76, Cbarli s Kurtz, infant snn of 
brother Jarob and sii-tcr Mary Kurtz, 
aged 1 month and 20 days. 

John Zcck. 
FETTERS.— lu tlie Union District, Mar- 
shall Co., Ind., Dec. 34th, 1875, our be 
'2. loved brother Michel Fetters, aged 56 
years, 1 month and 5 days. 
Bro, Michel was a very tood and con- 
sistent member of the church and a kind 
father to his children whom he has cared 
for since hia companion left him, a few 
years ago. The children are now lett 
in the world without father or mother to 
care for them (Jur prayer is, that the 
brethren will help to nurse them. They 
are a gnod family of children, a few iu 
the church, and we hope they will all sfion 
come and take the good exumple of father 
and mother, and meet them in eieruiiy, 
and there be an unbroken lamily. Ob, 
what a consolation it is, when we have 
hope of meeting with one another never 
more to take the parting band. There are 
eleven children to mourn the hiss of a 
kind father. Funeral discourse by Adam 
Applemanand M. A. Eisenhaui-r, to a 
large congregation, from Rev. 14: 12-13. 

FRIEND! — Also in tue same district, on 
Januray 4th, 1876,our respected sister in 
the. Lord, Margaret Friend, aged 63 
years, 10 months and 19 days. 
She was an exempla'-y Christian and 

Und mother, and leaves many fr ends to 

mourn their loss which is her great gain. 
Funeral services by Eld. John Knisley 

and the writer. 

A. Appleman. 

Irom tJie Missouri Republican {St. Louis ) 


Amon? the notable professional men of this 
country who have achieveil e v traordii;^ry success 
iB or. R. v. P.erce, of liuffal ., N. Y. The prom- 
inence which he has attained has been reached 
through strict ly legitimate means, au't, so far, 
thereiore, he deserves tlie cnv able reputation 
which he enjoys. Ti:Is large measure of success 
is the result of a thorough and care'ul prepara- 
tion for his caliinu and extensive reading during 
a long and unusually large practice, wliich have 
enabled him to gain high commendation, even 
from his professioiia brethren. Devoting his at- 
tention to certam specialities ot tae sci- 
ence he has so carefully investigated, he 
has been rewarded is a remarkable degree. la 
these specialities, he has become a recognized 
leader. Not a lew ol the remedies prescribed by 
him hive, it is said, been adopted ant ) rescribed 
by phj'sicians in their private practice. His 
pamphlets and largt r works have been received 
as use ul contributions to medical knowledge 
He has ri.c ntly auded ano her, and perhaps 
more important work, because of more general 
application, to the list of his published wri ings. 
This book, entitled "The F Cole's (lommon Sense 
Medical Adviser," Is designed to enter into i^euer- 
ai circulation. Dr. Pierce has reCL-ived acknowl- 
edgements and honors from many sources, and 
especially scientific degrees from two of the first 
medical institutions in the land. 


John Givler 80, Samuel Carper 50, 
A S Chamberlaiu §4.00, Silas Sbella- 
barger 1.60, Manassah Holl 1.60, M 
Schrantz 5.00, J B Whisler 11.20, J 
Clingingsmith. 1.85, John S Miller 
6.00. Aaron Stutsman 60, J P Naff 
1.70, A W Giubill 8.00, J S ^echtel 
I.eO. Wjp Ik«n1bieriy L60, Join Foir- 

ney 15.00, M E Henry 30, G W Mil- 
ler 3.50, M R Heiu-v 3 2j,D B T ■eter 
7.10, Mrs U Shidc"5.80, D H B ne- 
brake 6.25, J H Wisler 25. S H Spro- 
e-le 1.50, J Burner 1.60, Simon Sell 
80, Cvrus Lentz'^SS 0) Daniel Shook 
6.00, D C Moomaw 8.00, P F Cupp 
4.80, John Olingingsmith 1.40, JL 
Fitzgerald 4.00, Samuel Small 1.00, 
Mary M Brindle 1.70, George Rowo 
1.60; H W Landis 4 80, J H Eshel- 
ii:an 10.15, Moses Kindig 2 50, E T 
Wise 1.70, Charles Eony 3.85, L M 
Dunbar 15.00, D. B Bowman 2.30. 


^ 10 Siierm:in Si. Chieairo. 



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" Betticve not the Ancient Landmarks which our Phthers have Set." 

VOLUME VII. ISrO. 7.} HiraTINGDOir PA., lEBEUAEY 15, 1876- ^^iM a Tea^ in Advance 

The Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA, FEB., 15, .876- 

In last weeks issue we said that we 
would, perhaps have something more 
to say about our visit to Dry Valley, 
but as we do not approve of these 
minute reports, we will have little 
further to say respecting the roeetings. 
We might give our readers an outline 
of the sermons, but by some means 
we lost our notes and cannot now 
with sufficient accuracy recall them, 
therefore we shall not attempt it, al- 
though we have before our mind 
many truths that we hope to retain 
and make a practical use of them in 
after life. 

The meeting opened on Saturday 
evening Jan 29th, and although the 
roads were very muddy there was a 
fair congregation Brethren A. Van- 
Dyke of Stone Valley, P. S. Myers, 
Abram Myers and Samuel Musser of 
Spring Eun were present. Brother 
Quinter anived some time after ser- 
vices had commenced, being detained 
on account of not making the railroad 
connections as he had expected. On 
Sabbath morning the weather was 
more favorable, as the air was colder 
and the ground frozen. The cangre- 
gation was larger with an increased 
interest. The meetings continued 
until Wednesday evening and per- 
haps longer. We left on Tuesday 
Eve. and have not yet heard whethei 
they were continued longer or not. 

On Tuesday evening the ministerial 
force was increased by the addition of 
Eld. Joseph Hanawalt, who Las been, 
and was at that time in rather deli- 
cate health. 

The meeting was a good one, and 
although there were none, to our 
knowledge, that were willing to come 
out on the Lord's side, yet we have 
reason to .believe that some felt the 
strivings of the spirit and are count- 
ing the cost. 

Brother Quinter labored earnestly 
and we entei'tain the hope that the 
seed sown may bring forth fruit, if 
not immediately, may it be as bread 
cast upon the waters to return 
many days hence. One thing worthy 
of notice is that there was a full at- 
tendance on the part of the members 
at the meeting which indicates that 
they are live and earnest workers in 
the Lord's vineyard. We just now 
think of a remark made by one of the 
brethren in charge there in our hear- 
ing. In speaking of the good atten- 
dance, he said, "Our members attend 
Well, and I am glad to see it." It is 
certainly very encouraging to the 
heads of the church to see a regular 
attendance on the part of the mem- 
bers at the meetings, and we note 
this as it is an illustration of the sal- 
utary effect a regular attendance at 
the meetings has on the officials. It 
makes them glad ; it has a healthy, 
invigora ins influence, and thus ena- 
bles them to labor more effectually 
for the salvation of souls. The laity, 
it appears to us sometimes, do not 
feel the responsibility that is resting 
upon them. The power of the church 
is in the laity. The ministers are on- 
ly as sentinels or watchmen ( n the 
walls of Zion"; it is their dutyto watch 
and warn but when the enemy ap- 
proaches, or when a fort is to be ta- 
ken the laity must help to do the 
fighting ; the officials can do but little 
without them. Then brethren and 
sisters how important it is that we 
be at our post. Let not our seats be 
vacant in the public assembly or 
wherever we can do anything that 
may tend to the advancement of our 
glorious Zion. 

During our stay we made a number 
of very pleasant visits to the homes of 
brethren Wm. Howe, his son Jacob, 
Eld. Jacob Mohler and his son John ; 
Jacob Bashor, Samuel Keichard and 
Andrew Spanogle, and last but not 
least, our school friend and now broth- 
er, David Rupert. Meeting him 

brought pleasant recollections of days 
gone by and we spent a short but 
pleasant time with him and his kind 
companion, who seem to delight in 
making their guests comfortable and 
happy. May they live long, be useful 
and exemplary Christians and finally 
die the death of the righteous. 

We had the pleasure of meeting 
our brother Benson Crownover, who 
is pretty generally known in some of 
the eastern churches. Last Fall he 
got badly hurt by a tree falling on 
his Umb and fractui-ing it so badly 
that it was only recently that he 
could walk except by the aid of 
crutches. He is now recovering and 
we hope will soon be well again. 

On Wednesday morning we started 
homeward, stopping off at McVey- 
town to visit wife's grand-parents and 
others of her friends. Brother Abram 
Myers kindly furnished us with a 
horse and buggy to driTe to grand- 
father VanDykeB. This is an aged 
couple, he being over 87 years of age 
and she about 78, They live alone 
except a hired girl they have with 
them. On Friday we arrived safely at 
home feeling much refreshed and well 
pleased with our visit. j. b. b. 


There may be mysteries about the 
Holy Spirit and His operations which 
we may not understand, but our Sav- 
ior gives us enough information to 
make us acquainted with much of the 
nature and work of the spirit of our 
Comforter, Friend, Light and Life. 
From the thirty-ninth verse of the 
seventh chapter of John we learn that 
the "gift of the Holy Spirit" had not 
yet been given to the disciples, but 
from what Jesus told them they had 
reason to believe that it would be be- 
stowed upon them with great power, 
and their expectations were fulfilled 
at the day of Pentecost. 

When Jesus was about to leave his 
disciples and go to the Father he told 
them tha.t in the world they would 



iave tribulation. But what a glor'- 
ous promise 'he gives them. He would 
send tliem a friend, a comforter. 
Brethren and sisters, have jou not 
in times of trial and tribulation real- 
ized the fulfillment of the promise of 
of Jesus 'i Has not the Spirit been 
•with you as a friend and comforted 
you ? Ah, yes, it is as a balm to the 
wounded and soiTOW-stricken heart. 

Let us examine briefly the office of 
this comforter. 1. It gives us Life. In 
John 1 : 4 we read, "In him was life, 
and the life was the light of men. 
And the light shineth in darkness and 
the darkness comprehendeth it not." 
Erom this we learu that the work of 
God the Spirit and of God the Son go 
closely together. Jesus is the life ; 
the Spirit gives life. In John 3 : 5, 
we read except a man be born of the 
Spirit he cannot enter into the king 
dom of Grod — he cannot have life. In 
John 6 . 63, we read that the Spirit 
quickeneth— gives life. In Titus 3 : 
5 — 7, we learu that by the washing of 
regeneration and the renewing of the 
Holy Ghost which God sheds on us 
abundantly througii Christ, we are 
made heirs of eternal lif >-. ^ Ithout 
the Spirit in our hearts we are dead, 
and are as strangers to that inherit- 
ance that is incorruptible, and fadeth 
not away. Brethren and sisters, let 
ns get the Spirit. We fear, aiid indeed 
■we often feel, that we are too dead. 
Oh, if we could only have the Spirit 
in our hearts, what life and power 
-would be exhibited amongst us. 

2. J^ gives vs Light. Jesus is the 
liglvt of the world, and the Holy Spirit 
enlightens his people by leading them 
into all truth. Nicodemus was ignor- 
ant of the nature of the new birth, 
and it was because he had not the 
Spirit. Had he been in posession of the 
Spirit, then would he have been in (he 
light, aad the darkness that becloud- 
ed his vision in reference to the great 
■ truth that Jesus was presenting would 
have disappeared. And so it is with 
all unregenerate souls ; we must first 
come under its convicting power ; we 
must Taecome obedient to the first 
principles of the doctrine of Christ, 
and then we come under its enlighten- 
ing influence. We learn this by ex- 
perience. Oh, what beauty we saw in 
the religion of Christ when we first 
•entered the church. We never could 
(^eo it before, but n6w the Spirit has 
]^ t(B tb tho light — Jesua the ca-ptarn 

of our salvation. Saul ol Tarsus was 
in darkness before the Spirit enlight- 
ened him. And then, too, the apostle 
Peter tells us that we shall praise him 
who ha*h called us out of darkness into 
his marvelous light. From this and 
other scriptural references, we learn 
that the office of the Spirit is to lead 
us to the light. Light and truth go 
together. The Spirit shall "guide us 
into all truth." 

Again, the Spirit leads to hoUriess. 
The apostle tells the Corinthians 
(6: 11) that they are justified in the 
name of the Lord Jesus, "and by the 
Spirit of our God." By the Spirit the 
Corinthiaiis were brought into a holy 
or justified state or condition. The 
term justifieatiotl we understand, as 
used in the scriptures, denotes that 
act of God's sovereign grace, by which 
lie accepts and receives those who be- 
lieve in Christ as just and righteous. 
When God pardons a sinner, he treats 
him as righteous, or as if he had never 
sinned. Now mark the change in the 
Corinthians. The city of Corinth was 
remarkable for its corruption and li- 
centiousness, and in this coirujjt state 
Paul entered it as a missionary. After 
awhile he tells those who accepted 
Christ that they aie by the Spirit jus- 
tified — brought into a holy or pardon- 
ed condition. Into this very conditirm 
you, my dear reader, may be brought 
if you will suffer yourself to be led by 
the Spirit. And what a glorious con- 
dition this is! You are at liberty ; 
free from the bondage of sin, for 
where the Spirit of God is, there is 
liberty. In short, we sum up the work 
of the Spirit in our hearts thus: It 
gives us life, light, and hidiness. Life 
und liberty by which we are made free 
from bondage. Light and liberty by 
which we are made free from darkness. 
Holiness and liberty by which we are 
made free from sin. j. b. b. 


As we give new inducements this 
week for you to solicit subscribers for 
the Pilgrim, we hope you will con- 
tinue to work with a purpose. to suc- 
ceed. To have the discussion circula- 
ted as widely as possilbe we publisli it 
through the Pilgetm and put the 
price down to S1.£0, sending all back 
numbers as long as we can supply 
them. And as many of the brethren 
who are reading tke PnVntViW Chrig. 

tian vrill wish to rpad this discussion, 
we offer it to such at S1.40. Let this 
be known, as it may be an inducemeut 
for some to subscribe that would not 
otherwise do so. Do not confine your 
solicitations to the membership, but 
call upon all others that might be 
benefitted by reading it, especially the 
members of the Church of which Eld. 
Walker is the representative. 

The Debate. 

A Stenograjihic Rejiort of the Debate to 
he held near Peru, Lid., coinine)icing 
on the \bth inst., between Eld. Miller 
of the Brethren, and Eld. Walker of 
the Discijjles. 

The debate, as announced through 
the Pilgrim, Primitive Christian and 
Vindicator, to be held near Peru, lud., 
on the 15th inst. beLween Eld. E. H. 
Miller of the Brethren, and Elder 
Walker of the Disciples, is looked for- 
ward to, by those familiar with the 
circumstances, as an event of consid- 
erable importance, and because of this, 
the brethren in the neighborhood and 
many others were anxious to have a 
full report taken of the discussions. 
In compliance with this wish, and be- 
iidving that it will be of great advant- 
age to the Church at large, we have 
sent a competent shorthand reporter 
to the place to have taken a full re- 
port of the discussions as they drop 
from the lips of the speakers, and pub- 
lish it through the Pilgrim. Our 
plan will be to give two speeches each 
week, one of each, and use small type 
so as to take up as little space as pos- 

Bro. Miller has had a number of 
similar discussions, and is said to be 
fully able to vindicate that form of 
doctrine which we believe to be apos- 
tolical, but as yet, never had a steno- 
graphic report taken of any of his dis- 
cussions ; hence the desire to have a 
full report at this time. 

Now, brethren and friends, we have, 
at a heavy expense, employed a com- 
petent stenographer and will give you 
a full and impartial report of this de- 
bate. To get this in book form would 
cost you $1.50. For this amount of 
money we promise to give you the de- 
bate ill full and also the Pilgrim a 
full year, sending back Nos. To those 
who arc taking the Primitive Christian 
we will send it for §1.40. • 

Here is a rare opportunity ofEered 
to read a full discusbion of the impor- 


tant subjects to be debated — Darned 
elsewhere in this issue — and we kindly 
ask those who are now renders of the 
PiLGKiM that they make it known, so 
that all may be enabled to take advan- 
tage of the above offer. The publica- 
tion of it will be commenced as soon 
as we get the copy, which may be next 


As we know that there are hundreds 
and thousands of our brethren and 
friends who would subscribe for the 
Pilgrim for the sake of reading a re- 
port of the debate if they were inform- 
ed of it, we kindly request you at your 
next stated meetings, to read to your 
congregations the announcement in 
this week's paper headed, "The De- 
bate." By so doing you will not only 
confer a favor upon us, but also to all 
that are interested in the discussion of 
the important subjects that will be 

— The New-Tork Tribune, which 
distinguished itself by its reports of 
the Evangelical Alliance meetings in 
1873, is publishing entire Mr. Moody's 
seimons now being delivered in that 
city. WeunderstandthatMr. Moody's 
discourses in New Tork have been 
marked by greater power and success 
than any yet given in this country, and 
that there is great popular interest in 
his meetings. To accommodate the 
great demand ot M. Moody's sermons, 
which have never before been accessi- 
ble to the reading public, The Teib- 
TJNE announces that during the con- 
tinuance of the Moody and Sankey 
meetings it will receive subscription 
to its Daily for -51 per month. We 
doubt whether a better investment 
can be made. The Tribune, without 
the sermons, being well worth much 
more than the monev. 

— N. TIBBALS & SONS, 37 Park 
Bow, New Tork, have published a new 
book of Messrs. Moody and Sankj's 
work as great evangelists, with the 
best thoughts and discourses of Mr. 
Moody, and portraits on steel. The 
advantage of this edition is, it has 
been carefully edited, indexed and 
numbered, which gives easy reference 
to the thoughts and illustrations; 

Sixty centa per copy. Agents want- 
fed. . Mdres9 PTTBI-ISKHBS. 


— Our agents and friends will please 
read carefully our inducements this 
week for new subscribers to the Pil- 

— Young America is full of reading 
that takes with the boys and girls. 
Sample copy sent free. Address, 
O. O. Leabhart, Huntingdon, Pa. 

— Correction. In Pilgrim No. 4, 
page 62, in place of P, Beck read J. 
Buck ; and in place of Friggs read 
Triggs ; and in place of Buffalo Creek 
read Bluff Creek ; and in place of P. 
S. Keim say J. S. Keim. 

— Bro. D. R. C. Nead of Macoupin 
Co., ni., Feb. 1st. says : Brethren M. 
Myers and S. Peck are with us at this 
time, preaching the Word, we think, 
to profit. Two have already come out 
on the Lord's side, by obeying the 
word, and others are made to count 
the cost, while the brethren and sis- 
ters are built up m their holy faith. 
The winter up to this time has been 
very mild, but this morning we are 
having a driving snowstorm. 

— Bro. Jesse Calvert, in a letter da- 
ted at Wawaka, Ind., Feb. 5th. 1876, 
says : I wish to say to the brethren 
and sisters through the Pilgrim that 
I arrived home safely on the first day 
of February, and found all well. I 
traveled five weeks and attended six- 
ty-four meetings, and sixty-two were 
added by baptism, and I think others 
will yet come. Thanks to the breth- 
ren and sisters for their kindness, and 
may the Lord bless them all. 

— Brother Christian Hope, Feb. 7th, 
says : My wife is getting better slow- 
ly. If the Lord will we will start to 
Europe on the 29th inst. I have been 
confined to the sick room a long time 
taking care of Mary and the baby. 
Baby is strong and well. Brethren 
and sisters, we send you our warmest 
love. Please remember us in your 
prayers. We met, at Green Tree, last 
Sabbath, brother John Emmert of Mt. 
Carroll, 111. He has been in the East 
several months working faithfully for 
the salvation of souls, and is now 
about to start west again. 

— Bro. Wm. H. Eobey of the Eiver 
Falls church, Feb. 4th says: The win- 
ter has been very mild and onen up to 
the 1st vast, when it set in very cold 
and commenced to snow, and has re- 
mained ever since at a temperature 
from zero down to 25 degrees below, 
with a moderate supply of snow. Up 
bo the time before mentioned, wagons 
were irra nicely. The like has not 
been known for twenty years before. 
Thus far it has been quite healtliy. 
There hasbeei) »o|ne eickpieos, but not 

a serious accident in my family recent- 
ly, occasioned by a runaway team. 
One of my boys was driving and two 
were riding with him ; the team be- 
came frightened and ran a short dis- 
tance, whin M. L., my oldest son at 
home, was thrown against a largo 
stump, the result of which was a bad- 
ly broken thigh. He has been under 
the doctor's care for six weeks and is 
not able to be out of bed yet. The 
other two, P. F. and M. B., were 
slightly injured. The team was in- 
jured very little. Most places feed is 
very scarce ; the fall rains destroyed 
the straw, and a great amount of hay 
that was not under cover, but the 
price is moderate ; it ranges from 310 
to S12 per ton. 

— Eld. D. Davy writes that we are 
mistaken about him saying that he 
had, on two occasions, baptized sick 
persons in a vessel. Ha says : "I 
baptized some in what some would 
consider similar to a pool — damming 
up small streams and baptizing sick 
persons. Also, I told you in the pres- 
ence of others in your house, that a 
brother in Ohio baptized some siok 
persons in a vessel, he standing on the 
outside of the vessel, and when I and 
some other old brethren were called 
upon to investigate the matter we said 
that he did wrong. The above is 
wherein you must have misunderstood 

As brother Davy says he did not do 
it, of course we must have misunder- 
stood him and therefore make this 
statement, as we have no disposition 
of misrepresenting any brother's 
views. We would rather wrong our- 
selves than to wrong anybody else. 

— Brother J. A. Clement of North 
Georgetown, Columbia county Ohio, 
says : After reading your publication 
of my letter in No. 5, compared with 
my copy of it, I wish to make the fol- 
lowing corrections, be the error in 
type setting or my own it matters 
not; please make the corrections. 
Date 1«76, (instead of 1875.) 2d col- 
umn 3d line from top should read 
purchased of (instead of hy.) 4 lines 
favored (instead of found.) 20th line 
our righteousness (instead of his.) 
3d column 16 line, presence and help, 
(instead of presence only.) 

To account for the writing of njy 
article iu No. 5, that it may reconcile 
my expression in No. 4. I wish to 
say, that my understanding of tho 
matter was that my co-laborer hroihc^r 
A. Shivelv would report our meeting, 
but d'fierent arrangements have been 
made since. Therefore the appearing 
of my letter. We have had four ad- 
ditions to the chtu'ch since mr last 
;-op9Tt. yorsrver praised be the Cocl 
yt tHiJf liiiVsittc*. 



— Bro. John I. Burger of Farmers- 
tov/n, Holmes Co., Ohio, Jan. 24th, 
1876. Say.s : I %vill inform you that 
■we ai-e all well hoping these few lines 
may meet you all equally favored 
"with the same blessing. Please send 
mo the PiLGKiM again for another 
yearas I cannot do without it. I love 
to read it, it is a welcome visitor in 
our family, all want to read it. We 
have taken it in our family for four 
or five years and I am determin- 
ed to have it again. We have a very 
ojjen winter, thus far we have had no 
snow yet worth mentioning. 

Thank you brother for your words 
of commendation. It does us good 
to know that our labors are apprecia- 
ted. You say you cannot 'do without 
the Pilgrim. This is just what a 
good many say. Some have, on ac- 
count of money being scarce, tried 
to do without it, but have now chang- 
ed their minds and are sending for it. 

— Being anxious to know what the 
subject for discussion is at the ajj- 
proaching debate in Ind., we dropped 
a caid to brother E. H. Miller, and 
he replies as follows : 

Bro. Brumhaucjh: — Being absent 
from home, I did not get your note in 
time, but -nail answer it now. The 
subjects to be discussed are Trine Im- 
mersion, Feet-wasing, the Lord's Sup- 
per and the Holy Kiss They are 
discussed in eight propositions stated 
all the same way. 

1. The teaching and practice of the 
Disciple Church, upon the subject of 
Baptism is strictly Scrijitural. 

Walkee affirming. 

2. The teaching and practice of the 
German Baptist upon the subject of 
Baptism is strictly Scriptural. 

I affirm. 
In the same manner the next one 
stated. The discussion will continue 
four or five days. I hojje you will be 
there. I am now in Indianapolis 
having a book published. It will be 
out alwut the first of March. . 

— Brother Theodore H. Davis, of 
Abilene, Kan., says : Soaiethiug from 
this part of G-od's moral vineyard 
might be interesting to your readers, 
as you don't often liear from us. This 
is called the Abilene Church. There 
has been eight souls added to the 
church by baptism during last sum- 
mer. Bro. M. JI. Bashor from Colo- 
rado has been with us for three weeks 
and we had quite a number of meet- 
ings, in which he made some Tirgent 
appeals to the young to fiee the 
wrath to come and seek salvation. 
Now dear brethren, there is a large 
field here atjd the labort^rs are few. 

So when you ate traveling to and 
from the west on the Kansas Pacific 
R E., we should like very much to 
I'ave you stop off and preach for us. 
Some of us live two or three miles 
from the K. P. E. E. You will stop 
off at Abilene. Give notice before 
hand, that you are coming, to Benja- 
min Harner, or J. Hiimberger, he be- 
i'lg elder, or to the writer, and some 
of us will meet you at the dcjjot at 

— Bro. Daniel Bock of Ervin, How. 
ard Co., Ind., January 30th, 1876, 
siys : This is to inform you that I 
wish to have the Pilgrim sent to an 
old relative of mine, that is living out 
of Christ, I hope it may bring him to 
the knowledge of the truth and be 
saved, and I hope that many more 
that have friends isolated from God, 
may s. nd the Pilgeim to them and 
in this way be instrumental in bring- 
ing souls to Christ, and in eternity 
reap the reward. 

We think much good mjght be done 
if many of our brethren and sisters, 
would follow the example of our Bro. 
We have known persons to be brought 
to the church in this way, and if you 
are interested in your friends and 
wish to do them good, we know of no 
way in which you could invest momy 
to a better purpose. If you could in 
this way be instrumental in bringing 
just one soul to Christ, what a great 
work you would accomplish. The 
soul is said to be of more value than 
the whole world, and who would not 
invest the small sum of one dollar and 
a half , if there was the least pros- 
pect of gaining something so valua- 
ble. And brethren and sisters when 
we invest money in this way, there 
are jirospects. The Lord through the 
prophet saith, "For as the i-aincometh 
down, and the snow from heaven, and 
.leturneth not thither, but watcreth 
the earth, and maketh it bring forth 
and bud, that it may give seed to the 
sower, and bread to the eater. So 
shall my word be that goeth forth out 
of my mouth; it shall not return un- 
to me Toid, but it shall accomplish 
that which I please, and it shall pros- 
per in the thing whereto I sent it." 
If we Bend out our ijeriodicals with a 
view of disseminating the truth, it 
cannot and will not return to us 
void. There will bo a reward. We 
are scattering gospel seeds and be 
that soweth to the spirit shall of the 
spirit reap spiritual things. In view 
of the certAinty of a reward, and tho 

prospect of doing great things for the 
Lord, we should certainly make every 
effort in this direction that our means 
will permit 

— Friend John Stoffer of Abilene, 
Dickenson Co., Kan. says ,• Dear 
Sir. You will please find 'enclosed 60 
cents for part payment on the Pil- 
GKIM for this year coming. I should 
have sent in sooner, but the agent that 
I subsciibed to last year was absent 
at the beginning of the year, and so I 
neglected it a little,and finally come to 
the conclusion to send for it myself, 
for the Pilgrim I must have and feel 
lonesome without it, and I think every 
family ought to have it, for I don't 
claim that it is just a paper for the 
Brethren, but it is a paper for every- 
body to read. I don't belong to the 
Brethren myself, but I deem it a 
Christian duty to read a paper which 
is espfcially adapted to Christianity, 
and I think the Pilgrim is just +he 
paper, tor I claim it advocates the 
truth and nothing but the truth. 
Well Bro. Editor what has become of 
your German Column has it entirely 
gone out of date, or is there n; > person 
that can write any more. Please let 
me hear from you through your paper. 
I would like to see a piece in every 
paper. Before cl)sing let me tell you 
that I will send the balance as soon as 
I can. Times are a little hard ^vith 
me at present, for I am just a new be- 
ginner, but hard times never stop me 
from sending for a Chi'istiaa paper. 
So no more. 

We are very glad that you appre- 
ciate our paper, and we hope the jjeru- 
sal.of its pages may continue to af- 
ford you the same pleasure and satis- 
faction that it has hitherto done. As 
you say, we try to advocate the truth 
and nothing but the truth. We have 
no discij^lincs or creed to advocate, 
nothing but the truth as revealed in 
God's holy word, and hence our paper 
is suited to every honest seeker after 
the truth. In reference to the Ger- 
man column, we had to dispense with 
it on account of not having a German 
type setter. At the time we pub- 
lished a Gcriiian column, there was a 
youug brother with us that under- 
stood the language, and could set type, 
but he is now publishing a i>aper of 
his own at Germantown, Pa. We are 
glad to know that hard times will not 
piohibit you from taking a religious 
paper. It indicates that religion has 
a value in yovlr estimation, and wc 
hope with this view of it, you will be 
enabled to make a iM surrender of 
everything and accept Christ as the 
man r«f vonr orvunse). 




BY J. n. MOOEE, 

— The following piece of poetiy 
should be posted up in some conspicu- 
ous place iu every Louse iii the land. 

Iu speakinp: of anollier's faults, 

Pray dnu't fnrget your own; 
Remember those with houses of glass 

81ioiikl never tlirow a scone. - 
If we have notliinsj else to do 

But talk if those who sin, 
'Tis better we commerce at home, 

And.liem tl^at pois.t bfgin. 

Wp have rio right to judge a maji 

Until he's tUirly trii'd; 
Should we not like his company, 

We know ihe >vorM i^ wide. 
Soraemay have fauhs-and who has not? 

The old as well as y^nng; ■ - 

Perhaps we may, for aughl we kj)0W, . 

Huve fifty to their, one. 

I'll tell you of a better one 

And one that works full well; 
I try my own defects to cure 

Eie I of others tell; 
1 Although I sometimes hope to be 

No worse than sorne I know, 
^ly own short comings bid me let 

The foults of others go. 

Then let us all when we commence 

To slandf-r fi-iend or foe, 
Think of the harm our woi-ds may do 

To those who 1 ttle know; 
Remember ciiises. sometimes, like 

Our chickens, "roost at home," 
Don't speak of others' faults until 

We have none ol our own. 

— The following is cli]pped from a 
sectilar paper published in Lanark, 
Uliriois : ■ ' 

■ The G-erman Baptist Church has, 
outside of the leading Railroad towns, 
the: largest membership of any church 
in CaiToll County. Through the kind- 
ness of M. M. Eshtlmaii, Z. T. Livin- 
good and other members of the church, 
we are enabled to present the follow- 
ing figures': Church at Georgetown, 
membership 210 ; at Shanncn, 67 ; at 
Aniold's Grove, 90; at Milledgeville, 
130 ; at Hickory Giove, 35. Total, 
632- I 1 - i: (It <! 01 

— The following lettier, from a! min- 
ister, whose name we withhold for the 
present, will give the reader somfe idea 
of what is going on in certain parts. 
' ■' ■■-'■'! Jan. ■&;'1876. 

Eev. J. E. Moore':'— 

Dear Brother, — I am 
a Methodist minister, formerly of the 
West Wisconsin, but now of the South, 
Xansas Conference of M. E. Church. , 

A friend loaned me a copy of your 
pamphlet, "Triue Immersion Traced to 
the Apostles, which I read with pleas-, 
ure, and now want one for myself to 
refer to. Some of our ministers of 
Southern Illinois have been practicing 
trine immersion, atid our Chicago and 
St. Jjouis Advocates both threw clubs 
at theiii. Two wrote an article in re- 
ply, ju.stifying those brethren, which 
was published in the latter paper; 
but I wajit naoQ-e li^ht, Oaa you ^ve 

it to me ? I want you to send me a 
copy of "Triue Immersion;" also, 
"Origiu of Single Immersion," for 
which I enclose 35 cents. 

Very kindly yours. * * * 

'Pastor M. E. Church. 

The Methodist Church, as a body, 
have always acknowledged trine im- 
mersion to be valid. In fact, they 
have frequently practiced it. There is 
a gentleman living in this county, who 
was dipped three times at his baptism, 
and that by a ilothodist preacher, too 
at that. I was iuformed a few years 
ago, that when a minister, some dis- 
tance north ofTierc, asked a lady how- 
she wished to be baptized, he received 
from her the answer, "Like Jesus was 
baplized." To the astonishment of 
the bystanders he baptized her by 
trine immersion, and justified himself 
by saying that was the most ]jrimi- 
tive method. Parallel with this we 
give an extract from the pen of broth- 
er D. P. Sayler, relating what he saw 
several years ago among the United 
Brethren. The extract is from an old 
number of the Gospel Visitor : 

"I Once witnessed the baptism of 
fifteen adults, members of the IJnited 
Brethren church, who were determin- 
ed to be baptized in the water. It was 
in the winter, and very cold. The pi-e- 
siding elder failed to convince them of 
the uselessness of such an act. Info 
the water they would go, and so must 
he. The first one, a brother, being 
asked by the elder, ''Brother, what is 
your mode of baptism ?" ''On my 
kuees, three times face forward," was 
the prompt reply. He was so im- 
mersed. The second one, a sister, was 
asked, "Sister,' what is your mode of 
baptism?" "Ewant yoii to baptize mo 
as .Jesus was," was her reply. The as- 
sembled witnesses waited anxiously-tb 
see what that mode would be. ■ Our 
anxiety,, however, was speedily relieved 
by his taking her to a jiroper depth of 
water, and having her kneel down, 
and he immersed her three times i'^ce 
forward." '' . ;,. ',.,, 

John Wesley himseK practiced trine- 
immersion. Here is an extract taken 
from Moore's life of Wesley : "When 
Mr. Wesley baptized adults, profess- 
ing faith in Christ, he 'chose'to do it 
by trine immersion, if the person 
would submit to it, judging this to be 
the apostolic method ot baptizing." 
Life of Wesley, VoL I, page 425. 
These Chicago and St. Louis papers 
would better imploy a little of . their 
time investigating the early practice, 
of then- church, before they throw 
clubs at those of their ininisters who 
practice the three-fold immersion. 
They have before them the practice of 
the "best man that ever belonged to 
that body to sustain trine immersion. 
John Wesley came out from the church 
of England, and it was from this body 
that he derived hia method of bap- 
tiaiiig thaft ha^aq mw^ ' .jirefeinred. 

But from fear some of my leaders 
may want some proof on the subject, 
I will here prove that the church of 
England did practice trine immersion. 
"How the English Reformers under- 
stood the matter is clear from the 
first liturgy of King Ed-ward VI., 
which required baptism to be admin- 
istered hy trine ininier-non." Hinlon's 
History of baptism, page 185. '-In 
the English Episcopal Church, immer- 
sion was practiced till the beginning 
of the seventeenth century. In many 
old houses of worship, large baptist- 
eries now exist, which were once used 
in baptism. The first liturgy, in 1547 
enjoios a trine immersion, in case the 
child is not sickly." Encyclopedia of 
Religious Knowledge, by Rev. B. R. 
Edwards, 1844. Without using s|)aco 
to quote fi-ommore works, we refer the 
reader to the following: Orchard's 
History of the Baptists, Vol. II, page 
175, 187, 200, 201. Thus we show 
that the Church of England in her 
early days, did practice trine immi:r- 
sion, and it was from this body that 
Wesley derived his practice. 

It yet remains, however, to be seen 
from where the Church of England 
derived her three-told immersion. 
The separation of Heurv VIII, from 
the Pope, September, 1530, and final- 
ly declared supreme head of the 
Church of England, gave rise to the 
body. It was a separation from the 
Catholic Church, and the power of 
the Pope ; and from them was their 
method of baptizing derived. We 
have shown that the Methodist church 
and Wesley practiced trine immersion 
and also, that the same mode was 
practiced by the church of England, 
the mother of the Methodist church, 
and now we are going to prove that 
the mother of the church of England 
did also practice the same baptism. 
"By trine immersion, was bajjtism ad- 
ministered, by the Catholics in Italy 
in- the twelfth century." Robinson's 
History of Baptism, page 135. "The 
Catholics continued till the close of 
sixth cei tury to dip ihree times, as 
both tcolf-tiactics and lawer8 huve 
observed. ***** It has 
b eo pr(rperly observed by modern 
caiionisis, that the courts werede-. 
termined by the practice of thtir 
bishripp, and that their bishops de- 
fined baptism (ii[>piiig three times in 
the Dtime ef the Father, anrl of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Rob- 
iison's Ecolefciastical Researcher, p. 
p. 165, 166. 

The terna Catholic formerly Tieant 
general, and during; tlie early cea 
tuiies was applied to the whole 
church or believers of Christianity. 
Citbolic churoh,any General churnh 
wer.'? .synonym )U3 terms among the 
aocient christians. In those tinats, 
iiowever, there were no such divis- 
lona among them as is> now seen ia 



loiidera oliristendom. But finally 
differences, and ultimately difficul- 
ties s[..rung up between the congre- 
gaiions in the east, and those iu the 
west, resulting in a division of the 
genera! churcn. Those in the east 
were called the Eastern, or 
Diore properly rhe Greek church, 
this because they lived in the east 
(ltd spoke the Greek language. 
Those in the west, *ere called the 
I^attic, Riman, or Catholic church 
of the west. We have shown that 
the church in the west, or the Cath- 
olic, as it is now geneially called, 
practiced trine-immersion, and now 
ii the reader will pay attention, we 
will prove that both the Eastern 
aud Western churches practiced the 
same method before their final sepa- 
ration. "The practice of trine-im- 
paersion prevailed in the west as 
well as the east, till the fourth coun- 
cil of Toledo" (A. D. 633). Hin- 
t n's History of Baptism, page 150. 
Thus we have both the east and 
wtst practici'g trine-immersion on 
down till the beginning of the sev- 
e. th century. This was before the 
Jinal separation had. taken place. 
No>v let us go back to about the 
middle of the third century and see 
what the practice of the general, or 
Catholic church was at that time. 
Bare in mind that it is to the whole 
church, both east and west, that the 
following fxtra.cttaben from aspeech 
made by Monulous A. D. 256, re- 
iers. "The true doctrine of our 
holy mother, the Ca'holic church, 
hath always, my brethren, been witli 
with us, and doth yet abide with us, 
and especially in the article of bap- 
tism, and the triue-immersicm where- 
with it is celebrated." Works of 
Cyprian, Part I, p. 240. 

Thus it is seen that the Metho- 
dist ministers of Southern III., de- 
rived their trine immersion from 
John Wesley, and he from the 
Church of England, and tSe Church 
of England from the Catholic chuich 
and the Cattiolic church from the 
general practice that was observtd 
by the primitive christians durirg 
the first centuries of the Christian 
era. They have a regular line of 
succession, from the days of the apos- 
tles, for their three-fold immersion, 
which is more than many can boast 
of, and if is more than likely that 
tlie Advocate is not aware of it — 
Trie fact of the matter if, »bey are 
endeavoring to block up the stream 
at the wrong end. They would bet- 
ter commence at the other end, better 
ti'il their readers whv Wesley used 
trine immersioD, why the church of 

England used it, why it was prac- 
ed by the Catholics so early, and 
how rlid it happen that all the Chris- 
tian world, from east to west, from 
north to south, during the first cen- 
turies were to practice the same 
method that tho>=e papers are club- 
bing those men in Southern 111. for 
practicing? If trine immersion is 
scriptural, not valid, will some 
learned scribe please tell us why it is 
that all leading denominationB so 
willingly accept it? 

^ — *'^^*— ^ ■ 


BY J. 8. FLORY. 

A blank page — white as the driven 
snow — un-ullied and uns[>otted, — si- 
lent and inoffensive as a gleam of 
light. Send it oui through the mails 
or drop it by the wavside, 'tis all the 
same. Carrying no impression upnn 
its face it makts no impre.-S!on upon 
living humanity. It was prepared 
for the pen, but no pea having traced 
its surface it remains a blank. But 
all ! a few strokes of the p -n aud it 
goes forth a. power in the Lord. A 
impress of the pen upon the page has 
caused greater commotions in the 
wor d than was ever caused hy the 
sword. The roar o*" eanrion and clash 
of aimjhave spiinedmenon t •human 
carnage, but the p-n, the ailent pen, 
has dethroned kings, ens aved natinns 
and dem lished kingdoms. What 
power in the written page! Unwrit- 
ten 'tis quiet and gentle as a 
lamb; written aud it becomes as a lion 
in streng h. A ( ower for good or a 
power f r evil. The p'ges of sacred 
hi-tory what wonders we there behold. 
Tiie written pages that emerged fr' m 
under the hand of apostles. Oh 
what rich treasures ! Tde mind of 
God impressed upon the before b!ank 
8cr.)ll, now liecomes the joy of a 
world — the la up that refiects the 
f un of ligh'e usne.-s — the mirror rha' 
gives us a view of the holy of holies. 

In our age and time the wri ten 
paire is a power indeed. A few strokes 
< f the pen ai.d mi li ^ns of blaves go 
free. By the pen the politii^l waters 
of our nation are kept in continuous 
commotion. Oh ! the evi s that re- 
sult from the written page, are incal- 
culable. The written pages of Payne, 
Vol aire, and others of the infidol 
school, yet extending their blasting 
influence over tiie world. The un- 
.sp">tted pige under the band of 
the slanderer bee mcB a de- 
mon to carry sorrow to many a poor 
heart. How often the written page 

is the devils' highway to discord and 
endless hatred. A few hasty words 
upon the white bosom of silence, and 
love is lost, and a friend estratsged 
forever. Too often the written page 
is the wedge that opens the way fir 
Satan to sever the holy and sacred 
ties of Christian fellowship, and pave 
the way for a soul to go dowu to 
ruin ! 

But on the ether hand the written 
page may be and often is the voice of 
peace, love and consolation. Oh, 
how many a drooping heart has been 
revived through the medium of the 
written page. Cold and dreary be- 
ings have oftfe't its talisraanic power, 
took courage and set out for the prize 
in this life and the life to come. 
Floods of penitential tears have burst 
from their long pent up fountain 
through the sileat but eff c ive influ- 
ence ot the pen.. Aid thousands of 
the heaven-born Pilgrims have been 
encouraged to hold out faitful through 
the same medium. 

Seeing then that the blank page is 
harmless and will exert no influence, 
other than the power given it by men, 
how careful we ought to be that when 
we take up our pen to marr the beau- 
tiful page witi) iok, «e breathe on it a 
good Spirit Without a spirit it wi'l 
be dead, and according to the spirit 
(-0 will if work an influence. Christ 
breathed on men and impartfd to 
them the Ho'y Spirit. Now we may 
not have the power to do '•o witli men, 
but witli the pags we may do such a 
"miracle." That is throu.rh the 
breathings of 1 ve to our fellowmen, 
whether fii nds or enemies, we may 
impart a holy spirit to our silent |^ai;e 
before us. 1*8 woikiigs like the 
Holy Spirit in men will all tend to 
good, to biinging men and women 
nearer to G d, to a closer uni n one 
with ano her. If it is the evil one 
that impels us to take up the pen, 
better not do it — better a thousand 
limes leave the page blank, for if Sa- 
tan can get us to wiite for him he will 
doit, and all ibe while look over our 
shoulder to see it well done, and it 
is easy to tell by the worde* used 
whether Satan is an assistant or noo. 
Sa'an i-i not only a liar, but a terri- 
ble fault-finder and flatterer : fi ds 
fiult with plain and bumble people 
with their ways of worship, and non- 
conformity with the world and all 
those notions about precision and 
peculiar doctriues, in fact every- 
thing that patterns after Christ 
or the precepts of the cburch, 
which Christ established, Andheflat- 
ters poor duludod souls who : 



"Dream of heaven 

And make tbeir empty boast, 
Of inwaiil joys and sins fureiven. 

While they are slaves to lust." 

Tel s tliem th'.y are on the high- 
way to heaven, that the'onlj beleve" 
(idttiine is a short way ti heaven, 
tbat it goes right through 
Babylon aud vauity fair iusiead ol 
that narrow way so far around that 
old Pilgrims used to lake. 

WHY IS 11? 

Ui der iliis bfiid, in N >. 4 of the 
priseit volume of he Pilgrim, Bro. 
J. B. B. has made to ne inquiries 
whiili we Will not as.^um' to answer 
fiiitber than our owu i<n wled-e or 
experience extends. But wliat hus 
ac uiiliy come under our • wn obser- 
vati n that we Can speak of with per- 
fect safcy to long as our stoiy s ^rue 

The part or the rount-y whe'e I 
rf side' is one of the hest farmi' g coun- 
ties almost in the state — he Eel liver 
valley. The laud is rich ai.d lertile 
and as a gen ral ihii g the people ate 
rich. The r cirn-cribs are full to 
ov-ifl 'Wii'g, their large barn-< are 
well fill ed wi h the proi'ucts ■ f their 
wtll tiled fit-Ids, ti eir bank checks 
are not very ins'gniticant, ■ nd in 
fact ever\ tiling V&i huina: itv need 
desiTfS, they have. And now wha' 
s' all I say more of this j'eople? 
Why tht' most ne hear is 'hard 
tin es, hnrd 'imes," ' aon't know what 
to do, times are so ba-^d." "can't pay 
tHxes if times get Larder" &c, &c 
Noiw >ou will want to know the rea- 
son. It ir ill is. Times had beeu verv 
goi d, crops g od. prices ot everything 
favoiable, ai d money flush, ai d the 
farmer bad gr-t into a hwhit so to 
speaK, of laying up so muc'i money 
eve.y year, bu\i' g bonds or lei ding 
them at good iutere-t, or liU>iog 
farms, but since the crops are trot so 
go d for a year or mo, ai d prices not 
qi ire to go d, i hey cant raise quite so 
much 8ui-|ilu8 m!jney, hence tiie cry, 
"hard times." 

Of ecu se this statement does not 
ai ply to every person hui I dare say 
it vvill apply to the greater portion 
of the people in all ibis country, but 
more especially to the rich. And 
after making this statement, I leel 
to ask the same question that the 
disciples asbed Jesu^, "Who then 
shall be saved?" Mathew 19: 2S. 
And the apostle Paul said, "Seiyonr 
affeplions on thiugs above not Oi 
the things of the world." Col. 3 : 2. 
I^ow let us see where the affec- 
tions are. Ask a bi'oti er to laiie a 
church paper. "Well I guess I cant 

this year, times are hard. T have 
about &< manv papers as f can read 
now" is about the reply he nfiakes. 
Now wha' else are you expenting to 
hear about the brother? AVhy lie 
lakes a county paper, a state paper, 
and perhajjs some other p;ipers, po- 
litic:il or otherwise, each of which 
cos's him more nionev than achursli 
paper would Ciist hira. When ask- 
ed why lie takes those other papers, 
he invariably replies that be takes 
I hem ' fi)r the market reports," &c. 
Aud when you lalk with such breth- 
ren y( n will find that they are |iosted 
in more things than the "markets," 
they are conversant with the t ipics 
of tlie day, with [lolitics, and they 
will often leli what they saw in the 
papers, tell some story they read 
and laugh heartily about it, and tell 
it in almost every cro*d they get 
into ; they are well posted and in 
formed in regard to secular matters, 
but talk with them about some 
church news and they dont know 
anyiiiing about it. They will in all 
probaltility say "I took the (narae- 
ing one of the church papers) lust 
year, and there wasso much if^^zw^ 
in if, and I did'ent like to be dnu- 
ned every week for money, I just 
thought I would not taiie it for a 

Now I wonder where their aflec- 
tions are. Are they oi things above? 
Any one would say not, but on tl e 
earth. "Who then shall I)e8aved ?" 
"N. t they tbat have their affections 
on tl e things of the world," but 
they that are on the Lord's side" 

I do not want to be understood 
that I would in<iicate tbat if a per- 
son took a fhurch paper he would 
be saved, but ''by the'r fruits ye 
shall know them," and "from the 
abundance of the heart the month 
speaketh. Likewise "where their 
treasure is will be their heart also," 
and if the heart is on the earth there 
will commonly be political pipers 
around, and hear the persons ta'kin j; 
about stcular matters, while if their 
"hearts and affections are set on 
things above," they will inquire af- 
ter the things of the church, read 
the church papers, and ibe Bible and 
devote tberaseh'es wholly to tlie 
things thut reliite to the welfare cf 
souls. What the end of those will 
be that have their affciions set on 
things of the wnrM iis not ours to 
say. God sha'i be the jud^e. But 
I would like to say, or rather ask of 
some of our brethren why do yon 
throw your influence against our 
church pap-Ts ? If \ou do 1'. vethe 
world aud your country or stale pa- 

per more than yr ur brethren's (fi')rts 
to dis.«euriiiate the gi spel and our 
great faith thrnugh the n^edium of 
ilie press, to a dying world to the 
saving of souls you ough' not to be 
an^ii'ist their iff irts to do tjood, f-r 
"if Gid is for tin m who can be against 
them." In conclubiou 1 wnuld 
now say unto you, "lefrain from 
persecuting these men and let them 
alone : for if this counsel (re of men, 
it will come to naught, birr, if it be 
of God they cannot overthrow it ; 
left lajrply ye be fiund even to 
fight against God." Act* 5: 38, 39. 

Now Bro. B. you will agree with 
me that where there is so much 
wealth and prosperity, the people 
feei aa if it weie ihtirown and neg- 
lect to thank God, in fact they 
think it all came from the labor of 
their own hands, and soon forget 
God, but mtthioks "I see a cloud 
in the distant ab )ut the siz? of a 
man's band." and when that cloud 
(if affliction has once spread over us, 
and has cut us down to halt rash- 
iuns and our garments have become 
ihread-baie, and we can scarcely 
keep soul and body together for 
want, we will all sti-ive more for 
that substantiiil, spiritual food. And 
in conclu-ion I will just don the garb 
of a prophet long enough o say ti at 
this peop'e shall mlure afiliction, for 
ihey are keeping back a part of the 
price, and are not dealing fairly with 
that wh ch God has g ven them. 

Your wi ak brother, J. B. Lair. 

Mexico, Ind 


Sin taken into the soul is likeliquor 
P' iired into a vessel — so much of it 
as it fills, it also 8ea^ons. The touch 
snd tne t ncture go together. 

Pleasure is like wiue : he' who 
wou d diink it pure, must not drain 
it in the dregs. 

He tl at does evil that good may 
come, pays a toll to the devil to let 
him in o heaven. 

It is be.-t not to dispute, where 
there is n> probability of c nvincing. 

It i- fly to rely upon the doctrine 
of grace and live In vii lat'onot God s 
laws, Ii is like amirn leaving a des- 
potic government and going to a land 
of liber y, thinking he can do just as 
he pleases — trample on the laws of 
that land, appropriating to himself 
all he likes. 

A chief art < f the spiritual life is 
to do natural things sp'ritually, and 
spiritual tiiii gs naturally. 

Pri v'dence has a thousand keys to 
open a thousand doors, ior the dt-liv- 
erance pf bis own. — jihe Christian. 



VIRGINS. MATT. 25; 1—13. 


Paral)le is a similituHe taken from 
natural thinfjs to iosTUct us in the 
knowledge of things spiritual. Some 
of Chrirt's parabUs show us what 
the iiingdom of heaven, the church, 
is like now in the present state, or 
time, (See chapter 13.) This tells 
us what it shall, or will br-, when 
the my&tery of God shall be fioished 
and that kingdom delivered up to 
the Father. The figure by which 
our Lor<l here represents the church, 
or chrisiianity, at the time of bis 
second coming, is likened unto ten 
virgins who went out to meet the 
bridegroom ; five of which were 
wise, and five were foolish, or care- 
less (as some say the word might be 
rendered), they were foolish because 
they took no oil with them, the 
wise were wise becau-e they took 
oil in their vessels with their lamps. 
80 they might replenish their lamps 
when need required it 

It is said ihat it was a custom, 
sometimes used among the Jews <>n 
the occasion of a marriage sjienmity , 
that the bridegroom came, attended 
with his friends, late in tte uigui, 
to the house of the bride, where she 
expected him, attended with her 
bridesmaid, who upon notice of the 
bridegroom's approach, were to go 
out with lamps in theii hands, to 
light him into the house with cere- 
mony and tormaluy, in order to the 
celel)ration of the nuptials with 
.great mirth. And some tliink that 
on these occasions t^ey had usually 
ten virgins, for the Jews never held 
a synagogue, circumcised, kept the 
passOver, or coniracted marriage 
but ten persons, at lea^t, were pres- 
ent. We know that when 13 >az 
married Ruth he had ten witnesses 
present. Be this as it may, the 
Lord names tea vi.gins in this par- 

In the parable, our Lord Jesus 
Christ is repreteuted by the bride- 
groom ; he is so .represented in the 
45th Psalm, in Siloranu'sSong, and 
often in the New Testament scrip- 
tures. It bespeaks his condescend- 
ing love to, and his fai'hful cove- 
nant with the spouse, the church. 
Believers are now hetroihed to 
Cnrist, but the solemnizing of the 
marriage is reserved for the great 
day, when the bride, the church, 
the Limb's wife, will have made 
herself c >m|>'ietely ready. Rev. 19. 

Profes-ors of relii;i m, or rather, 
meiabeni of the church, are repre- 
B^Wi \tf tbn viygib's; th^e^ af« 

numerous, yet here said to be ten ; 
these are to meit their Lord, the 
hridpgro'im, at his coming, t'le lime 
ot which is not fully known, there- 
fire he bid them to watch and be 
lejdy to meet him at his comi 'g. 

If our L'lrd had him'-elf explain- 
ed tliis parable as he did that of the 
sower, of the tare, and other^t, there 
would be no place for tlietrizmg, 
but as it is, different views obtain 
on the i-u*ject. But the parable 
being representative as all parables 
are, I hold that ^h^' bridegroom rep- 
resents Christ, and the ten virgins 
the professors of religion, or mem- 
bers of the church, the lamps tlieir 
public profe>sion, the oil in tiieir 
vessels the acceptable deeds of god- 
liness, their f-lumbering and sleeping 
the natural death of all. The mid- 
night cry tlie bridegroom cometh, 
the coming of Ctl^i^t to jadge ttie 
woild; and ihe arisinij of iliC vir 
trins, the first resurreciion, fur "our 
God shall come, and shall not keep 
silence : a fire shall devour before 
him, and it shall be verv terapesln- 
ous rounil about him. Ileshal call t le htavens above, and to the 
eaith, that he may judge his people. 
Gather my Saints together unto me; 
tlo-^e that have made a covenant 
with m" by sacrifice. And the heav- 
ens shall declare his righteousness ; 
lor God is judge himself." (Ps. 60 ) 
And Paul sajs : "For the Lord 
himself shail disceiid from tieaveo 
wit'i a shiiijt with the voice oftl,e 
archangel, and with tie trump > f 
God ; and t'le dead in Christ sha 1 
rise first" (1. Thei-s 4: 13). Trul- 
tliese are cries. Behold iLe bride- 
gr om Cometh. 

The virgins with lamps and oil 
in them sufficieiit for present use 
only, represent all the nterely nora 
inal memt ers of tlie c urch who do 
apparei.tly Worship G id in obeyine 
the trutn, suc'i as going through 
the order of bapli-m, wa-hing ibe 
saint's feet, the Lord's supper, the 
communion of bread and wine, the 
(orii of kneeling in time of prayer, 
with many such like truths, in form 
only. A very striking pecuiiariiy 
in the lirgins was their similariiy, 
before tley all t-lumbered and slepi, 
they all appeared equal. Even so 
with f iriua',or nominal c'uirch mem- 
bers, they have as much professional 
light, t lat is, may and do hav« all 
the right, liberty, and privligps to 
the ordinances in t'le hou*e of God, 
thougli they do and observ' them 
bodily, or m<c'ianic:illy only, that 
is. do tlie-e things us the train- 
^ meohattib du^M ha 'work with 

his bwdily exercise, while his mind 
or spirit may be, and often is, thou- 
sands of miles away engaged in oth- 
er tuouglts. This kind of reliaion 
(lies w th its professor, and having 
no oil in his vessel, no good works 
to follow to relight his christiaui'y, 
in the resurrection. 

The wise virgins with oil in their 
vesse's with their lamps, represent 
taose ch^i^tians, or members of the 
church, who serve God in true holi- 
ness, worshiping him in Spirit and 
in truth, obeying from the heart 
that form of docirine God has de- 
livered tnem, and being made free 
from sin they t)tc ime the servants 
of rightiou-ntss ; they "purifying 
their souls in obeying the troth 
through the Spirit, unto unfeigned 
love of ihe brethren, they love with 
a pure heart fervei tly ; laying in 
sioie a good fJUnd^li 'n agaiiiBt, the 
lime to come. These dying are 
lilessed, because in their graves they 
shall rest fK.m their labors, during 
the time of their slumbering sleep, 
and their good works will follow 
them ; and svhen ihe midnight cry. 
ariie, l>ehold the bridegroom Com- 
eth, they with fresh trimmed lamps 
supplied from iheir vessel-, go forth 
to meet their Lord, and being ready 
will go in with him to the marriaiie 
supper, aud being in the door will 
be shut. 

Tiie toolish virgins saying to the 
wii-e, "give us of yourxiil," &c., rep- 
leseuts t:ie fact that eacii one for 
iiiiustU' must work out his own sal- 
vaiion, and that one cannot do it 
for anothtr, neither can any have 
an overplus of righteousness to 
iran.-fer to the credit of auotlier. 
The papa! doctrine of works of su- 
pererogation, is anii-Seriptural, and 
is an absurdity. And tfie answer 
of the wise, ''G.»ye rather to them 
that sell, and buy for yourselves, 
and while they went to buy, t'le 
bridegroom came, and they tiiat 
were leady went in with uim to the 
mariiage, and the door was shut," 
represents that there is no repent- 
ance, nor works oi grace in ttie 
grave to which we are all hasten- 
ing ; and Seldom, if ever, on a sick, 
or d^ath bed. Then, dear reader, 
to-day if you hear his voice, harden 
not your hearts, but do ail diligence 
t ) make your calling and election 

What will be the final end of the 
f )olish virgins I am not to judge. 
It is said, -'Afterward came also 
the other virgins, saying, Lord, 
Lord, Open to us. But he answered 
luid btud, Wcii./ I »y uutu you, I 



know ytu uot. W^tch then fore; 
for ye kin^w neiilier the day nor thi; 
hour whtreiu tLe S m of man coru- 
eth." In the ab.-ence of any ciirae 
or sentence of coudeuinati'in heiiitf 
pasi-eii upjn them l)j the L .nl, it 
is ulli^afe for us lo proiidu ice iheiu. 
It would appear that ihey had a 
,pait iu ti.e first resurr<^ction so far 
as to arise tnim tiie dtad, )et had 
no part in thf thousand years' mar- 
riage festivity ; neither wereth^y of 
those who lived on the earth durinij 
that period. A long, lonely, and 
dnary time must it be to grope in 
the dark with resurrected bodies b>- 
tween earth and beaven a (linu-iand 
years. Srill it is said, ■•Blessed and 
holy is he that iiath part in thefir,-.t 
resurrection; on such the second 
death hath no power. 

Bi-ethren, socufthing like this 1 
try ti explain this parable when I 
am called on to preach from it. 
But I don't hold my vie^^s on it to 
be riglil, and all otbers wrong. I 
am alwa\8 loth to write on a snb 
ject like this on wiiich different 
views are held by the brethren, a^ 
it g-^nerally briogs out a controver- 
sial, if n( t a sarcas^ical re,.]y ; and 
this is uot congenial to my nature, 
much less to my religion ; heate 1 
avoid as much as possible to write 
essays on such subjects. But being 
solicited for more than a ye»r past 
10 write on ttiis I have at last ven- 
tured to do so. 

While the parable is representa- 
tive, different exjdanations may be 
given, but the truth it enjoins is, 
and must under all expositions be 
the sane, namely : heed unto thy- 
self, G(k1 is not mocked. >fominal 
and formal members of the church 
are taugl.t that, not every one that 
say, iiord, Lord, shall enter into t'le 
kingdom of heaven, but tbev that 
do the will of the Fat'ier wliich is 
in heaven ; and they must do that 
according to his appointment. They 
must ni t only know and believe the 
truth, but must obey it, not in the 
letter only, but also in the Spirit ; 
for God is a Spirit, arid they that 
worship him must worship him in 
Spirit and iu truth. "Whatsoever 
explanation may be given of the 
parable, ihis must be the coEclu-,ion 
of the whole matter. 

Then brethren, members of tlie 
church, virgins who are waiting for 
the coming of our bridegroom, we 
are called with a holy calling, see 
that we do all diligence to make our 
calling and elettion sure. It is to be 
feared there are nominal members in 
febe oiiurah; kt Ux's Kfteaikn ^/e&n 

from one to tlie other, who it it ? 
Lord, is it I? 



The 2Sih of October, I fully un- 
derstood the strange feeling which 
seized me the lOtli of July, 1869, 
before mentioned, to be noihiug 
more nor less tlian a piralysis of my 
.vpiiitb — a stroke from P'dvidence 
lo fit me for the teacliiug of God — a 
spiritual captive. This is not only 
a Wonderful, but an UnCommo 
condition. N<jw and ttieu sucti 
things occur in this wide world. 
Job and Some others upon Script- 
ure record are striking eximples o 
tliis. And as was tlie case vtiili 
J b, the captive becomes a conspic- 
uous olijtct to tlie world. S 'me are 
"miserable comfirters" now ad in 
those dyys; some "wi isper be'uud 
ttie back" (Providence often permits 
whispering to reach the ear of 
faithful and obedient ones) that it is 
caused by thii, that and the other 
th nff. Ofeutimes their conject- 
ures (whisperings) and surmises are 
nothing save only the pictures id' 
their evil imagioat on — a tbiug so 
abominable lo G id's pure eye. 
Some even "whisper" that it is de- 
rangement. Yes it is a spiritual 
deangemeot and disease; but not 
an impaired mind as some unfeel- 
ingly and falsely whispered it. 
Were there m ire spiritual (ierange- 
meni — a knowledge of tliose sins 
with which all hearts teem, we could 
entertain one hope of conversion to 
Christianity, instead of a simple pro- 
fe.-sion — a name minnus the the na- 
ture. With that lovely ciiarity in 
t'ltrir hearts, they would then "do 
unto otliers(not whisper behind the 
back) as they would be done by. 
It is Very true that persons not un- 
frequeutly bee. me lunatics from va- 
rious causes. Upon the subject of 
religion, there is no possible danger 
of this occurrence, proviiled the Bi- 
ble is read with the full resolve to 
adopt any and everything it teaches. 
Derangement is often tlie result of 
selfish disobedience of God's express- 
eu counsel. Ou this suiiject, the 
prophet said, "if ye be willing and 
obedient, )e shall eat the good of 
the laud ; but if ye refuse and rebel, 
ye shall be devoured with t le word, 
for the mouth of the Lord tiath 
spoken it." Laiah ]. Tiiis"Rword" 
aliudu'd to is perp'exiiy &c; (the 
result of di-rtgard for God's reveal- 
ed and kcioWn will, or the reglec! 
iii tliii^eutiy' nxuvuiog tbe Suttipb' 

mes as commanderl) which ofen 
deranges the mind or brings the 
person to an um'iniely grave. Had 
I not obeyed God, I nii^ht prolialily 
have been awarded thus. So eager 
was I in spirit to find and know 
my Savior, that at no time did he 
permit it to become a mental exer- 
cise with me. The Alpha and Ome- 
ga of my condition «as solely a sjiir- 
illial matter, a hungeriug and tliirst- 
ing alter righteousness as de.Scrib- 
ed ill the Bible. "Blessed are they 
v\hich do hunger and thirst afer 
righteousness, fur they shall be fill- 
ed." St. Mut. 5. God's tender 
meicies are over all ids vvorks ; and 
''is ear is <ipen to every earnest cry 
f r help iiod m'^rcy. "As an eagle 
itirreih up her nest, fliittereih over 
her yi'ung, spreadeth abroad her 
wings, taweth them, bean to them 
on her winijs; so 'he Lord alone 
did lead him." (m.) D^ut. 32: 10, 
11, 12. He has never left .nor for- 
saken tliose who seek him with the 
whole heart, and are obedient to his 
wise and peace-bett owing will. A 
friend from a distance recently in- 
f limed us that during my captivity 
it was whispered that X was derang- 

Being interested as to the truth 
of it, this friend went to meet one 
of my acquaintances who was to 
travel 1 ear by and who had the 
opportunity to know the fact. 
Meeting i.iy traveling acquaintance, 
ibis other friend questioned the 
matter. The reply, my informant 
said, was thai "there is no truth in 
it ; ami if more pei>ple had her (my) 
kind of derangement it would be 
better for them." Gud bless ^ ou 
my well-known and honest acquain- 
tance for telling this well-meant 
tiuth ! Such a thing was most un- 
kindly and UDJui-tly whispered be- 
hind my back. Itorignated thus : 
Another acquaintance visited us ; 
(This was July 7tb 1870) and when 
bidding me good l)ye, the speaker 
said, "how Q<m you stay here so ?" 
(I had then been in captivity about 
a year.) I replie'd that some of 
these days I will tell you — secret'y 
meaning thai when I was comfoited 
according ti the ho|ied-for promises 
of the Bible I would then be licens- 
ed and at libeity to expres.^ my.'elf 
publicly ; which I aferivards could 
not and did not refrain from an- 
nouu'-ing after luy tongue became 
unloosed bw the knowledge at d 
comf iit« of Jesus ; which were as 
tne balm ot Gilead to my broken 
heart and e mtrite spirit. 
Ffuta autiaeutic autu^oes, I leari^ 



eil that tills above tueuiioned con- 
vprsation was groundlessly represen- 
ted as derangenietit. The Diautln 
of charity 1 shall throw over this 
inconsiderate speaker; with thf 
eareiiGst prayer ihat Gr.jd will soon- 
er or later teach aud convict peo- 
ple of the gr03:! error of such free, 
fjrhidden and uncharitabie use of 
their ''uiiiuly member''-the (ongue ; 
and that they may d;iily strive to 
do unto others as they would be 
done bv. Yes, and as the Lord 
told Job's con'lemning friends tf) 
beware lest be might deal with them 
after their folly, as they had ui t 
spokea of him the "ihina which is 
right" as his servant J^b, so bad 
the persons of this day belter take 
heed. It is quite true that I am 
not J. lb as regards perfrctioii ; but 
my sufferings under God's own 
hand, and through his own appoin- 
ted channel will entitle me as one 
of his obedient, humble and upright 
servants to Lis special favor and 
protection. He has so often per- 
formed his promises to me that it 
ke?ps me enjoying a continual feast 
— that abiding peace(iu)t infatuation 
as skeptics might le. m it) whicj the 
world can neither give nor take 
away, Oh ! his spiritual provi- 
dences to me, aud the blessings of 
my communion with him in spirit 
are more than I can number. On ! 
i'-e preciousness nf his favors. 
Wolds fail me to express all about 
'his Frit'nd of sinners, and ihefiun- 
taio of all good and pei feet gifts. 

JTiist as he promised me through 
his written word, during my cap- 
tivity, (Isaiah 49) I cannot often 
find room to contain my rich and 
spi'cial blessings. He has p-rform- 
ed his pr'-mise to me of yivintf me 
"the necks o^ my enemies" (a fit'ur- 
ative expression) who were unjust 
to me. I ever deal with them in 
strict accordjDce with his prescrib- 
ed teachings of forbearance, charily 
and pity- My heait was too over- 
fl )wing with voluntary forgivfness 
to iijure a hair of their heads 
That God will pr«.t-'Ct and b)e>s the 
risht, bear tlie iiispiied D<ivid : 
' ), that my pfOple had hearken- 
ed unto me, and Israel had walked 
in my ways! I should soon have 
fubdu»'d tlieir enemits, and turned 
toy hand against their adversarit s." 
Tnis is one of the many promises 
God. |)erfornis for those who wor- 
ship iiim in spirit and in truth, tie 
is faithful that promised to all w^o 
keep his way. I again return to 
my eapiivity : In Xoveraber, 1870, 
although I had some previous years 

read aud saw no sense in "Piigtim's 
Progress," I then felt that I ought 
to reperuse it. I did so, and found 
to my agreeable surprise that dur- 
ing the past four months up to that 
day, I bad fully experie:iced the 
various burdens and trials as de- 
scribed by Christian. 

A little later. I became greatly 
exercised upon the vanities of this 
world. It WPS painful to see the 
foolish fashions, &c., &c. I then 
laid aside my fjshionable clothes 
and dressed plainly and different 
from the world. Cbriirtinns are 
C'mmanded in both the Old and 
New Testiiment to dress unlike the 
world. Upon this matter, read 
Numbers 15:38,39,40; I.Tim. 
2: 9, 10. My convi(tiou upon this 
subject, as upon various other essen 
tial points was from God ; and they 
abide with me. In Maich 1871, 
my heart fully and extensively real- 
ized that the Sun of righteousness 
"icas rising with "healing in his 
wings." I then wrote to a relative 
of tie rich promises which were on 
the verge ot possession. Prophecy 
leada that 'before it came to pass I 
showed it thee." Isaiah 48 : 5. Miy 
1st I possessed them ; I was "quick- 
ened in spirit-" Ti.en I was being 
made alive through Christ. I then, 
and for tiie first time, felt some in- 
lerest in temporal affairs : but with 
great timidity lest I might unwit- 
tingly sin against the great and 
mighty God. 

Flowers, styled by some as "God's 
smiles,'' wereamonu; the first ihiuiS 
to inteiest me. During June, my 
inter* St in sewing returned. I dai- 
ly continued at this kind of work 
for six weeks. I then wrote to 
friends ot the goodness and faithful- 
ness of Gud. I was conversing up- 
on his merits all the diy long. 
From no outward cause whatevei, 
and from no mental agitation, ' I 
again relapsed into ray past strait- 
ened condition the last of July ; 
from wliich I did not get relief till 
October. I again at this time re- 
sumed my serving, continuing it 
dav afier day for six month-*. I us- 
ually kept my B ble by my side to 
glance at its comforting words at 
irequent intervals. 1 conversed up- 
on i's blessed truths almor^ contii - 
ually. The multituile may talk up- 
' on the fashions and other worldly 
I topics the live long day, and no one 
I seems to even driara thai it might 
I impair their minds ; but it has been 
' not uiifrequeiit'y Itinted that much 
Bible coriversaiionH and readings 
I are dangerous, notwithstanding that 

God's counsels are agaiust this. 
This does indeed prove that Satan 
leads persons captive at his will; 
and so far deludes them that he suc- 
ceeds in making them "believe a 
lie." This absurdity of opinion is 
one of sitan's o vu inventions to 
keep peoplf from learning "the truth 
as it is in Jesus." 



To make a religious j)aper a suc- 
cess, we must understand what it 
takes to make a success. When the 
farmer wishes to raise a large crop 
of Corn we generally see him mik- 
ing an eff. it in that direction. We 
notice that he selects the best ears 
to plant, and we observe that he al- 
ways expects a yielil of the kind of 
grain that he plants. Just so with 
the religious paper ; it you desire a 
large harvest of sin-sick souls, j (lU 
must plant good and legitimate seed, 
seed that has the quality of love and 
sincerity — heaven's Htlicious word-J. 
But chri-tian writer pause and 
think. You cannot expect such a 
harvest by planting words (seeds) 
of egotism and disturbance. Never, 
you mial, you must "let love 
thrfiiigh aU your aitioi.s run, arid 
all your word's be mild." Y< u 
muat instill into the sinner's heart 
the authority, the exacHiCss, the 
pleadings, and the n<eessiiies of tt^e 
Bible. N( t the platform of relig- 
ion no'ten up by man, or in a more 
defSnite sense we might say human 
nature. Nay, but the glorious 
scheme of rederop'inn, that emina- 
ted fn m the infallitle fountain 
Head that plan of salva'ion tliat 
ancient prophets desirtd to si-e, and 
what may be named properly a 
heavenly rescue. 

We sincerely hope that the vfar 
1876, will be a pro^perfue year for 
the chuich. We desire to see a 
genetal revival throughout our fra- 
ternity, and m thing c^uld be so in- 
vigotating to us, as to experience an 
] awakening in our hearts as well as 
to know that others are going 
through the same experimental 
process. We say experimental be 
cause it is our duty to be experi- 
mental ; it is through experience 
that we ob'ain wisdom, and it is 
through that same medium that we 
attain succ ss. It is also through 
experience tliat we become soldiers, 
philatithropist-j, and ready writers. 
Having learned what experimental 
religion is, «e do not st' p b-t also 
inform others of the beuitioial pow- 



ers that it possesses. And we ask 
what person coiiltl be so f-e'fish as t'> 
receive inestimable ^ifis without 
making it known to others. 

Christian bri.ther, have you not 
felt that it is good to serve the Lord, 
and have you not experienced a 
freedom from the carnalities of this 
soul- polluting world? If you have, 
* do not, O, do not hesitate to apprise 
others of it. You have the liberty 
of the press to do so. Tell the world 
of Jesus' love, inform them that re- 
ligion is, if pure, a leality, and al- 
ways bear in mind that if you "con- 
vert the sinner from the error of his 
way, you save a soul from death 
and hide a multitude of sins." 
0, christian write salvation, 
The joyful news proclaim, 
Till earth's remotest nation 
Has learned Messiah's name. 

^ — ^ 



What are we doing ? Are we 
honoring God with our substance ? 
If we do, we must come to the con- 
clusion that it is done quite inc^er- 
fectly, for we allow our members to 
do as they please in the matter, 
whether to give to a grood cause or 
not, or let them consult their own 
feelings as to what they ought to 
do. This makes the church power- 
less and without system, hence no 
power to enforce right. The wf rid 
runs its firte and commands its 
wealth with a perfect system. In- 
deed it can he said t^at the chil- 
dren f'f this world are wiser than 
the children of light. The wealth 
of the church should be reached 
with just as much system. For the 
reason that the church cannot com- 
mand her wealth she fails in pro- 
moting good in many instanc s as 
there is no cause of importance can 
be sustained without money or its 
eqvuivalent. If our A. M, would 
labor to get the means that the 
church has to work, in place of try- 
ing to labor with so little »ean9, 
we might expect more to be accom- 
plished. If every member of the 
brotherhood were taxed two cents 
per year we could build a church 
every year where needed. We 
conld build orphan asylums and 
have missionaries wherever needed. 
Our A. M., has not brougl t this 
about as it should be, and we cun- 
Dot expect anything different under 
their present manner of doing. If 
the old fathers wait till all will see 
these things in their pi oper light, 
they will have to pass to the other 

shore and net see system in the 

I here will propose a plan of a 
prudual rff )rmati()n, which is tliis: 
Let as many members as are willing 
to he taxed or pay according to their 
wealth, form themselves int) a 
church association, let there num- 
ber be many or few, and when there 
is a demand made to defray the ex- 
penses of a good cause, this associa- 
tion can tax them selves in propor- 
tion to the supposed general valua- 
tion of the brotherhood and thereby 
clear their conscience in the i- atter, 
and if o'hers can go thiougb for 
half fare they and the conductor for 
it. But one thing let us keep in 
mind that a religion that c istsnotli- 
ing is woith nothing. Ste what 
we are doing and then see what we 
might do if we were properly or- 
gan 'zed. 

Huntington, Ind. 

m 1^ 1 m 


My Dear Brother : — 
I have no "^ bten permitted to an- 
swer \our good and kind letter asj soon 
as I intended, but I hope the reply 
will b:- jug- as welcomely received now 
as it would have been at an etirliei- 
date. I feel very greaful for the in- 
teiest )0umjnifested in me, ami I 
uou d lifff-r many thanks for the Pil- 
grim which has ben nceived aid 
read In return f r your kiudnes'-, 
I intei d lo pl.ce wthin your hands 
a Valuable paper, and wan; to mal<e 
ibe same request of you ;hat y u did 
of me which was lo read it regularly as 
it com 3. If y u see ti at it contaiii> 
any hing ol wh c i ym cannot con ci- 
entiouslv approve and winch does do 
accoid with ;he Scrifitures, give it no 
atttntion. I thitik that ihis iuer 
t hange of papers will be I eneficial ti' 
both of us. I will, no douiit, have 
a lendcicy 'o make us les-s selfisS. 
and enable us to judge whether iberc 
are not chri-liii 8 in other cnurches 
besides those of which we cm selves 
are cj embers. I have been endeavor- 
ing, e\er since I first inf urned }0u of 
my determination lo try to live a bet- 
ter life, to keep, and profit by the 
good a<ivice you gave me, was 
"try to ho d I ut iaithfui." I cannot, 
nor would I forgt t it. I have never 
jet had occabion to r^gret the st^p i 
have taken, but ra her as I wish th.ii 
it had bctn taken ^oo^er. N' r could 
I corjsc eiui lusly leave tie cliurch ol 
which I now am i; member, for tha 
of another, when I fed thaL I would 
have no o^ her reas m for do ng so than 
that of giatifymg the desires of others. 

But I pr- misi> you, if ilir- lime ever 
c mes I hat I feel as i hough I can do 
m re good in your, or any other 
church, thai is in mv power to d • -".i 
my own, I will cinncc ra\selt witln 
I hat church. I wou d pcrsua. no- 
one from doing that which he <>r she 
thinks is righi, to adopt my belief 
when they could not do so consc.ea- 

Let each one search the Sijriptures; 
and examine himself th^rebv, and see 
hi.w neur he comes to fU'Blling all of 
the commandments. When tliis ia 
done who is it that can stand up and 
say, I have done all 'hat ha-* been re- 
quired of roe. I find myst-lf lacking 
in no particular ? I, f t one, ^ee that 
I fall short in very many ins'ances of 
doing everyihing that is mv duty to- 
do. But is ihis '0 dii^ciurag'? rae ;' 
Am I to stop right here and >-ay that 
it is no u-e for one s-o impatient as 
my^eli to try to live the 14*^ of a 
christian? No, it is my d ity tO 
press f rward and ask God daily to 
forgive my many iransgre sions, and 
belp me to make amends for tl^e sins 
which I, in my g'cat weakness have 
committed. And we have the bies- 
ed assuriiice t. at Hh will help us. 
Where is the father who sees his litt'e 
child, in its first endeavors to wa k, 
m^iking many missteps, and conse- 
quent y filling, ^hat vvill not lend a 
he ping hand and encourage it not 'o 
give up. bill try again ? How much 
more wil our heavenly Fa her wa chi 
our stei's and wdling y a^-si-t us in 
ur humb e endeavor-, if we < nly a-k 
h m ! Yea, "Acknowledge the Loid 
in all thy ways and he a ill diiecdhy 
jiatii.s." But I have alieady wii ten 
more than I exp c ed a d «ill cl se. 
As for a further correspondenc, I 
would ask yiu to write prvne'y and 
I will answer likewise. Bui I h pe 
hat I may soon lave the pleasiiie of 
once mi re seeing y u at h^ me where 
n'l ep'stolary corn spondence will be 
necessaiy. You are alwa s remfin- 
bered in the p avers of y nr dev led 
sister. LeanahKendig. 

Evpry look, tone gesture of a 
man is a symbol of his complete na- 
ture. If we apply the microscope 
severely enough, we can discern the 
fine organization by wtiich the soul 
-ends itself out in every act of be 
ing. And the more perfe< tly devpl- 
ojied the creature, the more signifi- 
cant, and yet <he more mysteri'ju.=, 
is every habit and every mi'tion, 
mighiier lh:in habit, of body or 
-oul. — Wintkrop. 

Perfection is the point for which 
all should steadily aim. 





Bro. Brumbaugh : — 

Permit me 
through your valuable Pilgrim,!' 
say to lht» brotuerho d ai large t lat 
by tlie assistauce oi God and brotl'er 
John Filmore we had a continued 
tjieeiing ia the ilidVreut sections < i 
the Dc'smoiues Valliy cliuicli. tlalf 
a score were liapiizil into Christ 
and somo fair have requested bap- 
tisui. We t'ust many raore are al- 
most pert-uadedto heChiitiians and 
will sooii couie. 

Our nieeiicgs closed in the city 
of De.-ID mes ou the evening ol the 
28tl' <it' January, frm which jiiace 
] bad piumised to acenmjiany bri th- 
er Fiiujdre to ihe iTtthren it Slieby 
county, Iowa, bui in couMquence ot 
a storm ;it that lime 1 decliutd go- 
ing, of whieli I iiOW am sorry, the 
weather heinj." very nice again. 
When I returned to my home I 
found a Lumber of Itt ers awaiting 
mj arrival from brethren in difl'ei- 
ent pans of the country at-king 
meny qiiestiona which arose from 
some sii.tements, I made tbrougti 
the Pilgrim in relation to our 
excelJent country in Polk county, 
Iowa. For the tatisfaction of such 
I will make a few more state- 

We are in the very heart of the 
great Slate of Iowa, aliout ten miles 
from thec^pitol city of Desmoiues,ihe 
great railroad center, surrc undtd 
with rivets, and coal and timber, 
and as finepraiiits as ever mortal 
e)e beheld and as healthy a c -untry 
tor ougt I I know as tliere is in the»e 
United States. The only reason 
probably that moie brethren have 
not long ere thus emigrated to this 
good country is it has not been lep 
resented as other places have been. 
I have heard persons say that our 
country needs no commendation ; it 
speaks tor itself. There is probably 
no place that naturally has belter 
facilities for all purposes than this. 
I think I knoT? whereof I speak 
having been here twemy-one years. 
It is sure for crops of all kinds as 
our statistics will show and like- 
wise fruit of all kinds except peath- 
es. Iowa had moreapp'es last yiar 
than any state in the Union. Jt i.^ 
perltcily adapted to stock raising 
and all kinds of produce- T"e 
winters however aresouutimes pret- 
ty cold, but healchy for man an I 
beast. Alioona tne place where I 
reside ai.d around which are a niim- 
Ikjt oi' bit:t^uj?Qti'd laiuiUes, id a ^uc 

ishing new village at which plaee is 
I hf junction of the ChicHgoaiidR ck 
Island railroad and the Otsmoines 
valley railroad running from here 
side by side to D smoinisC'ity the 
great railioail center, where a num- 
hi-r of railroads meet and where the 
Coon river empties into the Des- 
moines. Herein the town of Altoo- 
na is a good place at presmt to put 
np a flouring mill and for a grain 
buyer. A man can likewise make 
gold invesimenis in nice farming 
lands with small CMpital, land being 
yet cheap and tlie land is ail good 
Lantl iu our immedia e viciiot>. 
ranges iu price from $30 to .$40 
per acreoA iiig to »he iinproveaieuis, 
though all the same quality. Land 
does ni t vary here as it does east, 
one man can't have good laud here 
and (lis neighl)0r poor. 

I will here remarlr that these 
beau iful lands with all the other 
innumerable blessings and advan- 
tages are all for the Brethren, the 
children of God, and why are they 
so cowardly as not to come Over and 
possess the goodly land. In rela- 
tion t:> church privileges they are 
getiing better every day. We Jiave 
services every Sunday scme place in 
Otir district, and wear» now engag- 
ed in building a chuicli et'ifice in 
which, in the providence of God, ne 
contemplate having our commun- 

We have not had much c Id 
wether yet tt-is winter and hardiy 
any snow. The wiuiers here as a 
general tiling are pretty c Id, bin 
very pleasant for m^-n and beast, 
not so chanueableas in eastern siatt-s. 
Stock of all kinds do we 1 liere, per- 
sons are n< t so sul ject to colds, m t 
iiaving such sudden changes iu the 
weather. I know of no place where 
persons of small capital can do hei 
ter ■ than here and where they are 
befter remuuerattd for their labors. 
A tenant on one of my farms made 
enough to buy him 160 acres ot 
land in three years, and I have 
known instances where two crops ol 
com or wheal are raised on the same 
land paid for the land. Coal ard 
wo( d fiir fuel is about as cheap as 
in the east. 

I have made a number of 8i<Ate- 
ments in answer to queries of some 
bnthreu in rel«tion to this conntiy 
and especially brother Kunz 
' f Warsaw, Indiana, and I wil 
further say to the breihrpn c^nie and 
fee and I (rust you will real ze like 
the Queen of the Bouth that hi.lf 
has \u t beeo told. C'lme .-md help 
ucj build up CAir glori^we Zm>u thv \ 

spiritual Jcrusahm, the city if our 
God and we will try and do the 
good, for God has spoken good con- 
cerning Israel, and the promise of 
the reward is from him who caniiot_ 
fail. God has removed every obsta- 
c-le io t'>e way here that his praise 
may sound from us his dear chil- 
dren to heaven if we will only do 
so, aud bring from that swett re-« 
pose which none but he that feels 
i' knows, and this knowhdge will 
be ipore extensively disseminated 
and spread abroad in the future by 
the brethren through the powerful 
mians and silent instrument, the 
PiLGBiM and the Primitive Chris- 

Brethren let us labor more to give 
them a wider circulation and a 
larger patronage. I am hsppy to 
see that not only our members in- 
quire afier our church papers but 
o;her8 likewise. We liave three 
neitfhbors here that take the Pil- 
grim and I trust more wid take it 
soon. G. R. Bakee, 

Ahaona Iowa. 
^^— ^^ 

Permit me, my dear brethren and 
si.-ters, to call your attention to the 
following named tract-^, wldch I 
have prepared with special reft-reuce 
to ciiculation among those who are 
without the "grace and truth" 
which came by Jesus Christ our 
Ri^dee ner. 

The One Faith Vimdicated. — 
A «ell printtd tract ol 40 pa^es, 
'realing ttie following subj cis : 1, 
The Blood of Christ. 2. 1 ne Three- 
fid O.der of the One Faith. 3, 
Historical Faiib. 4. Sulj-ctive 
Faith. 5. Oljciive Faith. G. Keep 
my Commauduients. 7. The Theo- 
ries of men weighed in the Balance 
and Found Wanting. (A.) Baptism. 
(B.) Wash OoeAuotherV Feet. (C ) 
Feast of Charity or Lord's Supper. 
(D.) The Kiss of Charity. (E.) Tl e 
Power or Spiritual Covering of the 
Woman. (F.) The Golden Rule. 
{(t.) B<* not corformel to this 
Woild. 8. Tfie Origin of Sprink- 
ling ai d pouring. 9. Ttie Origin of 
Siiiyle I inineision. 10. Coiiolueion. 
Price 20 cts or 2 copies, 30 cents 

Sabbatism. — 7 he iSalbath of the 
Laiu not in Force, A tract of 16 
I age ,piiiiied on good paper. Treats 
on the perfection of the Gospel, and 
the imptriection of ttie Law; and 
proves be\oiid a doubt that the sev- 
eiiih-day Sabbath passed s^ay with 
all other J»i-i|i holy tla\ 8. and 
"Uutt ibe lUst day ui' the week" ie 



tie [irefernd day fur Chi'istijn'.s ii> 
afS'-nilile in wiTship lo their heav- 
enly Fatter. Pi ice 10 cts , Or seven 
ci'pieH fiir 50 oeiits. 

TiWTH Triumphant. — In ten 
miQibers of tour p; ge-» each. Les- 
sons 1. RH|,ti>ai. 2. Giace and 
Truth. 3. Feet-wasMns;. 4. Jin th- 
erly Kindness. 5. The Lord's Sup- 
per. 6. N'ln-re.sisiatice. 7. Faitli 
aisd E pei'taiice. 8. Ttie Holy 
Kis-* and '^'haritv. 9. Noii-coiiforrj]- 
ity to the World. 10. Non etseuiial- 
isni mrasured and found too sliurf. 
N< S. 1,2,3,4, and 10 are now 
ready ; the oiiieis will he ready in 
a few weeks. Ministers are pur- 
chasing these by the hundreds, 10 
di^iribuie amnny the pe' pli^ wher- 
evtr ihey go. Will all < thers who 
are ahh-", do likewise? Pr'ce one 
cent each, or 80 cei ts per hundred. 
I am a Si> prepared to furnish any 
of tae breititenV books, or any oth- 
er good and useful i ook. 

I feel very grat ful to you, my 
deHF Brethren and sisters, for tne 
many words of conif'rt which you 
have fent me ; and may our belov- 
ed Father enrich you and me with 
His holy Spirit,aDd "word id truth," 
so that with meekness and huran e- 
ne83 if mind, we may submit to the 
will of Gnd and pur Lird and Sav- 
ior Je^us Christ. I would love to 
write to you all, but I cannot, 1 
write this, while confined to my 
room with sickness. Pray for me, 
your unworthy brother in Christ. 
Address M M Eshelman. 
Lanark, Carroll Co., 111. 

Scenery Rill, Pa , ) 
January 26rii, 186-5. j 
Dear Filgrim: — 

As you requested 
me to g;ive a report of my visit to 
Coffee Run, I do so, for the saiis- 
fattioQ of your readers. I lelt home 
on the 6tii inst , and arrived at 
Huntingdon, Pa., at 2:30 a. m., of 
ti e 7tb, having been detained by a 
wreck on the railroad, which cau8-"d 
me to be some hours behind time. 
But having apprised the Pilgrim 
of my coming, ] was happy to meet 
Bro.--. J. B. B. and C. VanDyke, 
who conducted me to their c( r:.tort- 
able home. Here I foupd sisier 
Ella, wife of J. B. B., still sitting 
up at this late hour waiting for us. 
We sonn retired, and after a short, 
but pleasant sleep, I arose grea'.Jy 

In the morning I was onducted 
to the aparttneiit of Eld. H. B B. 
Here I met our esteetned brother C 

H'lpi^ and the sis'er, his wife. Also 
Bro. H. R Ilolsinger, but iiad only 
time to p.i.'-8 a fe V words of kindly 
greotin?, anil then pass on to tlie 
d pot, to tike lb ■ train on the II. & 
B T. R. R., to Coifie Run. Here 
I was met bv brother P. P. Brum- 
baugh, and takrn to bis home. 

J commenced preaching on the 
evening of the 7il), and delivered 
eighteen consecutive sermons to 
Vi rv attentive and interesting con- 
trregaiions. Our meetings increased 
in number and interest until the 
clise. The la-l were the best meet- 

I think I never addressed a more 
quiet and attentive c 'ngre(;;ition. I 
was very loth to leave t'lem, bui 
the time came to tske t tie parting 
hand. On Monday t e 17ih those 
tnat gladly received the word, were 
bap ized. Others were "almnsf, 
per.-uaded" to be christians. May 
the giod Lord helji them to ''stand 
up fir Jhsu--." With sad leirts 
and many tpars wepaitid, and at 
6:45, stepped aboard the train, and 
after a pleasant ride of nearly an 
hour, we arrived at Huntingdon. 
Bro. J B. B, sister Ella B., and 
sis'er W. A Clarke, edit<r of the 
Young Disciple, and others in cum- 
pauy. We soon found ourselves in 
the "Pilgrim homo," had a pleas- 
ant t;ilk, and a g lod nights rest, and 
at 7:52, a. ro., of the ISih, biianled 
the Pacific Express, and at 6:30 p 
m., reached Washington, and nexi 
day arrived at home. Wife's heahli 
delicate, but still on her feet. 

Since my return, my own health 
has been poor, being considerably 
invidved. I write today wi'h 
trembling l^and. 

One thing especially p'eased me 
while among the brethren at Offee 
Run. They were zeaL.U'*. active, 
warm-hi-arted members. In the 
ten days sojuurr among them, I 
never heard one complain ol an- 
other. This shows they live in peace. 
And may the God of peace be with 
them. Amen. Another thing grea'ly 
pleiised me. The sisters, young and 
old wore the plain Civering of the 
hi ad, net only in meeting, but also 
in the private circle. When I con- 
sider how much this is neglected, 
ai d in some places even despised, 
I cannot fail to rommend the sisters 
of the Jiimes Creek congiegaion. 
Be faithful dear sister=. "When 
you "pray or prophesy," have the 
■'tokeu of power on your heads be- 
cause of the angels', and God 
will answer prayer. 
Now I Qommend yoii to God, 

and the Word of \\'\^ grace, whicli 's 
:ible to build you up, and to give 
yoii an inheritance among the ^anc- 
tifkii. John Wise. 

1 n ai ■ ■ — - 

Dcai- Filgrim : — 

To all the brethren 
and sisters that may feel an iuter- 
e-it in missionary woric. Myself 
and companiou left our home in 
Woodford county, 111., December 
24th, 1875, on a preaching and 
prospecting our through tie south. 
We st ippfd with the bnthren at 
Hudson III., and hud several very 
(deasai.t imetings. On the evening 
of the 29tli of December, bade 
farewell to the bre hren aid sisters 
and set out f ,r HenderfOn, Ky., 
Brother E D. Kuidig of Augusta 
C' unty Vrt. having j ined ourcim- 
nany. We passed t irough Pdiia 
from there to Shawneetown, then 
by steamboat up lo He d--rs')ii, Ky. 
Henderson is a very nice town, 
stands on the south bank of the 
Ohio river, and is said to haveab'iut 
8000 inhabitant-*. Arrived Jan. 1st 
187G. There we met some of our 
old acquainiaiic- e and some di-tant 
relatives from the country. Was 
taken by John P. Gish to his home, 
c minenced meeting at the Bellfield 
s'-houlhouse on Sunday the 2 1 of 
Jinuary, This was the first |)ieach- 
ing by the Brethren in this part of 
Kentucky. There are some living 
here that was nishiug and waiting 
for the Brethren to come, as they 
had some acquaintance with them 
in Va. So we have been preaching 
and giving what instruction we 
can pul)licly and privately, and up 
ti) this time there htis been sixteen 
baptized. And we must soon take 
t'le parting hand. We thought it 
best to organize them inti a Bible 
class for their spiritual improve- 
ment until they will be bitier pre- 
pared to organize a church. 

I hope the brethren ot southern 
Indiana and southern Illinois, will 
remember them and come and have 
Some meetings anil help them along; 
?n''l as these members are in limited 
circumsiances we hope the chnrches 
will assisf the ministers so they can 
Come. Evansville, Indiatia will be 
the placi^ to come t-i, then twelve 
miles to Hemierson. The members 
live about seve.n miles south east of 
Henderson, Hendirsoii couuty, Ky. 
Heiider-on is tieir post ofBce. 
Addre-8 Jotin P. Gisli. As vve ex- 
pect to go farther south you may 
hear from us again. Yours, fiater- 
nally. James R. Gish. 




Bieihren a\id sisitrs, shall broth- 
er Stein havp, what he asks for ? I 
think I hear manv kin-l feeling: 
hearts say, "Yt'S " He has asked 
for aid to send out 13,000 trads cnn- 
tainiiig a clear vindication of triue- 
immersion. There is uo reason why 
he sh uld not send thera, hut many 
god reasons, wny he should. If 
Oidy one soul should be induced to 
c'jme to the Lurd by ihie mfanp, 
-wriuid not the Lord be glorified ? 
"What is $1000 compareil with a 
.soar? IST.t anything ! I hop=! there- 
fo(e, that ibe work of f^ublishint: 
and 6endin^ out may not De delayed 
for the want of money, but tbat ihe 
Tpquind amount tjay be taistd im- 
mediately. Are tliere fittte'i thou- 
sand brethren and si-teta who are 
willing to eacti send five cents to 
brother J. U. M 'ore l()r the put- 
pose? Ltt lis see what can he done 
in this way by April 1st, 1876. 



Lima, Ohio, \ 
Feb 7th, 76. f 
At ameeting held in Sugar Uitek 
Cei grpgf-.tiOB, Allen C( uuty, Oiiio. 
on the 2tith of Novmiler last, 
tbe southern, BIT hetstern an< 
Dorth A extern districts of Ohio bt- 
ing represented, it was agned tha 
the above disiric's. unite and hoht 
our I est Annual Meeting, wber 
upon J was »pp luted treasuitr foi 
tie n<jjtli wtsitro di>lrict. Sue 
tbat tine il e brethren of Logan 
county have agreed to luruish ih- 
place f r iraid n eeting. So it lu - 
■came indipei sible to ha e thej^^ei- 
cral tnasiirer there wheieup'o ihe_\ 
appointed br<'ther David Oolp to 
tu»t iifficf. Now all ti-.e breibre 
■c. liCenetl will send il eirremiuai.cef 
diitcily, to briiiher David Culp 
£elhfontaiiie, Lnga-i c^uniy, Ohio, 
and therel)y save tiouble aud pre- 
sent unueces,-ary delay. 

Daniel Miller. 


A treatise on Tnue-iniraersioi 
proving Irom the New Tesianien 
.and the esial lished rules and |)iiiKM- 
iples ot lar;guaf;e, hat tiiii»-imnu r- 
Bum is the imly valid ba|)'.i8ni 
Coni-is-iing c f a gramrnaiicrtl analy- 
sis of the commissioD and analog} 
of ihe ci'mmissiiiii and dtht-r p; s- 
sages, and mi.-cellaneous proofs. 

rbiti w'urk hiis b«HB liamM urp«ni>u 

to me to get it printed. And as I 
presume the pecuniary advantage 
in tracts is a little doubtful, I am 
of course anxious to sell them as 
fat-t as p'lssible. I did not rely on 
my own judgement only, as to the 
propriety and utility o( having it 
priniefl, but shoiA-ed the manui-cript 
to several brethren. H. D Davy and 
David Bowman, wtjose favorable 
expressio- s were somewhat instru- 
mental in having it printed. 

Thijs Tact will be sent to any ad- 
dress at the following rates : 15 cs. 
single copy ; 2 copies 25 cts. ; 14 
copies $1 50. 

This pamphlet will be sent post- 
paid, on receipt of price. Send 
money order for all suca above 
$l.r0. Address 

Lewls W. Teeter. 

Hagerstoicn, Wayne Co., Ind. 

Please snnounce 'hat the dia -^ic 
line ing of North' rn Ka> sas, Colora 
do, and Southein N bfas^a. i-; t- b^ 
held Miy 28th, in Falls City ch rch, 
■■ ear FaJis Ci y R chardson Co. Neb. 
By reques'. John Forney. 

Primilive Christian, \ lease ci'pv. 


Lippincott's Magazine. — This favor. 
ite montblj' iiiaujuiatf.s a feature, cora- 
mencins with the New Year, which can 
not fail to make it stilt more acceptable 
and generally appreciated. It is in pub- 
lishing a series i>f papers entitled, 'The 
Cmtury, its Fruitsaiid Festivals" designed 
to b- a record o the Centennial Exliihi 
lion during its progress. The January 
number dutains the iniroductcry paper, 
iviiich gives a sketch "f the general aH- 
vtince in Ihe last hundred years, and" the 
chii f inventions that have revolutionized 
society These will be profusely illusti a 
tfd.and valuable to every .\nie'-'C n. Upthe 
Thames will be continued and will afiord 
very pleasant reading. Sevei-al ot' er ar- 
ticles of the .January number are notable, 
b>it we may say that all are well -written, 
and the whole forming the mos' beautiful 
magazine in America. f4.00 a year. J. 
B. Lippincott & Co., Publishers. 

The verliatira reports o, the speeches 
on pmnesty, bv Hill. Garfield and Blaioe; 
are contained in The Republic for Feb. It 
is always higt^toned and loyal to the 
American cause. Republic Publishing 
Co., Washington. 

In looking over the late numbers of the 
Ameri'an hyricuUurht and observing the 
gi-' at amount of informat on, usi ful alike 
to dwellers in cities, villages or the coun 
try, we are constrained to wond^ r how 
any family can atford to do without, it^ 
monthly visits. Orange Judd Co., 
New York. 

Tlie yurtery cannot fail to be a source 
of pleasure, profit and entertainment to 
any child who receives it. It is a new 
book every month, and a handsome large 
book at the end of the year. Si. 60 post- 


HERTZLER. In the Lower Cumber- 
land Church, Pa., Jan. 17th, 1876 

Hertzler, daughter of brothe'- Michael 
and sister Anna Hertzler, aged one year 
5 months and 17 days. Ruligiour exer- 
cises dy the Brethren. 

A. Beelman. 

ROYER.— In West Cooestoga, Lancaster 
Co., Pa., Jan. 9ch, 1876, of apoplexy, 
sister Esther Royer, widow of brother 
John Royer, decased, aged 75 years, 3 
mouths and 27 days. 
She was a faithful and consistent mem- 
ber of f'e church for more that fifty years, 
leaving seven children and a number of 
grandchildren to mourm their loss ; but we 
sorrow not as those having uo hope. — 
Funeral services by brethren C Bomber- 
gerand C. Rupp, from Ps., iv. 9. 

John B. Gibbel. 

HE^S.— Jan. 2l8t, 1876, of cancer in the 
breast, in the Owl Creek arm of the 
church, Knox county, Ohio, sister Sa- 
rah, w fe of brother Henry Hess, aged 
51 years, 10 months and 2 days. 
She leaves an aged and feeble mother, a 
kind aad sorrowing husband, 6 children 
and many other friends and relatives to 
mourn their loss ; but we have every rea- 
son to believe that their loss is her eternal 
gain The evening on which she died she 
called her family to her bed side, bade 
them farewell, and departed in peace, af- 
ter having sutfered much, which she bore 
with great patience. The family have 
lost a kind companion and good mother; 
the church one of the most faithful and 
exemplary members, and the neighbor- 
hood one of its nest neighbors. 

Funeral services by. brother W- Arnold, 
assisted by the brethren of the ab"ve 
named church, to a large congregation, 
at the Bretliren's meeting- house, where 
she was laid away t" await the morning of 
the first resurrection. 

Wm. a. Murry. 

RITTER —In Rochester, Fulton county, 
Ind., Elizabe'h Ritter, born in Cumber- 
land countv. Pa., O t 23rd, 1797, died 
Jan. 17th, is76, aged 79 years, 2m03th3 
and 17 days. 

Sister Ritter was a member of the Lu- 
theran church Funeral services in the 
Methodist church at Rochester, by the 
writer ; text, Rev. xiv. 13. 

Noah Heeter. 

GREENAWALT.— In the Welsh Run 
congregation, Washington county. Md., 
Jan" 22nd. 1876. near Broadlbrding 
church, in the 36tli year of her age, our 
esteemed sister Matilda, wife of Bro. 
Samuel Greenawalt 

She leaves an affectionate husband, 
daughter, infant son and several step- 
children, and friends to mourn her loss. 
Her illni ss was of short duration. How- 
uncertain are all earthly joyfc! and how 
soon can the strongest and tendeiest ties 
be severed ! She lived a consistent and ex- 
emplarv lite, and was esteemed and loved 
by all who knrw her. We can truly say 
that our loss is her gain. Alihough she 
is dead, her kindu' ss will lone be remein- 
hered Truly, tliis is a world of soriow. 
In the Yery moment wh> n hapi'iLess, like 
a gen'le cloud, hovered over tins beloved 
family, death burst upon thera and swept 
away their joy. Our Pilgrimage in this 
life is short, and if faithful we soon shall 
arrive in our Father's house, where no 
separation or sorrow is known. Her re- 
tpains were followed by a large copcourge 
tfr |faiW«B te rtw JlrtrtWrtj'* liuiyfuv- 



ground, where it was interred with a scene 
of solemnity. Services by the Bretliren, 
in m 1. Peier, i xxiv. May the Lord be 
with the herell family, iiiid streuirthen 
thpni by his spirit in tlie inner man; is the 
prayer of their sympathizing brother. 

A. B. B. 

AMEY.— Id the Eliihart dist ict, Elkhart" 
Co , Ind.. .lanuary 9th, 18T6. brother 
Joseph Amey, aged 75 years and nine 

He leaves a wife and two childeien to 
mourn his departure. The sistt-r has been 
blind for fifteen years, but .'r faith is as 
stroni; as ever, tuneral discourse was 
preached by J. Lear, J. Berkly and others 
in German and English, fiom Rev. 14. 
H. D. Ever. 
Primitite Christian, please copy. 

WniTE.— Ill the Eusrlish River church 
district, near South Enterprise, Keokuk 
couniy, lowii, Jan. 41'', Cora Le", 
youngest daughter "f brother T. J. and 
sister Mary White, aged 3 years, 4 
months and 4 days. 
Disease Uiptheria Funr—\1 services by 

the Brethren. B. F- F. 



The great revivalists, iMessers. Moody and 
Sanliey. wlio electrified staid old England with 
their eloquence .ind enthusiasm, ure fair samples 
of American genius. Springins^ from umo'ig the 
common people, their sympathies are alive to the 
wants of the whole people, and herein lies the se- 
cret of their ffreat success. Those who seek to be 
P''pular must study and he familiar with the 
wants of the masses, and pruve li yal thereto. To 
this act we may trace the ^rand success in busi- 
ness, as well lis in religious undertakings, which 
many Americans bavt^ achieve!. Strikingly il- 
lustrative of these sug:restions isthat grea't es- 
tablishment, located at Buffalo, N. Y., and known 
a^ the '-World's Dispensary," — a most appropri- 
ate name, indeed for that vast institution witt in 
whose walls are manufactured "rem dies which 
are in demand in every quarter of th-^ globe, and 
at a corps of i.'istinguis;ieil physicians and 
surgeons, under the pergonal direction of Dr. 
-Fierce, areci-nstantly administering to the nee is 
of thousands of sufferers everywhere, and whose 
success in the treatment of all fi)rms of chronic 
ailments has become so well known that there is 
scarcely a hamlet in the 1 ind in which his name 
is nor tamiliar. Its proprietor, says ti^e Hkkald 
A>"DToRfHLiGHT, Detroit, "isa man of thep?oide 
writes for them, and to them tenders i's e-ninent 
prof 'ssional service." Hisaiivertiseraents:ireearn- 
est exhortations. Like the great revivalists, his 
enthusiasm is multiplied by the unpirelh-led suc- 
cess of hisenterprise. as we'l as by the efiiea y of 
h s reinetliesincuringiiis ase. The people believe 
in him and his remedies, because, as the New 
York Tri BUNK says, "he sympathizes with them 
in all their afflictions, effor s and atttinments." 
Hence. Dr. Pierce's Golden INIedical Discovery is 
t )-day more lari^ely employed as a blood and liv- 
er medicine, and also as a cou:rh remedy, th m 
any other remedial a^ ent in the world. His Fa- 
vorite Prescription, he does not recommend as a 
"cure nil" as is so often done by compoun ers of 
worthless humbug nostrums, but for all tliseases 
and w aknesses pecul ar to women it has proved 
itself so much of a spccihc that it now enjoys p >p- 
nlarity and universal confi ience. Dr. Pierce's 
Pleasant Furtiati.e Pellets, "scracely larger 
than a mustard seed." have proved so agreeable 
and reliable as a cathartic that they are rapidly 
taking the jdace of the larg , nauseous pills aere"- 
tofore so much in use , while his Compound Ex- 
tract of Smart- Weed is a favorite remedy for 
Colic, Cramps, Summer-c -mplaints, DiarrlitEa, 
Dysentery, Cholera and Cholera Morbus, and al- 
so a Imiment. O Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, 
and Dr. Pierce's Na.^al Douche, little nee^l be 
said, as they are kno^vn everywhere as the great- 
est speciPcs for (vatarrh and'"cold in the head," 
ever given to the public. And besides this large 
meiSureof success. Dr Pierce seems likely to 
achieve as great ri-nown as an author as he'has 
as a physician. His tUjMMON Sense IMkdical 
Adviser, a book of about 9J0 pages, which he 
selis at the uparalled low price of $..50. has al- 
ready be&n s 'Id to the extent of exhausting two 
editions amounting to forty thousand copies 
Th* secret of iJr. Pierce's success, as well as :hat 
of the great revivalists, and scores of oth-T Amer- 
icans, who by their genius have advanced step by 
step from obscurity to affluence a d diatinotion, 
consists in treating i he people with consideration, 
sympathy, candor a d honesty. No man, whj 
hopes to attain ei herweath o'- dietinction, can 
aflord to deal UQlairly with the wond or be indif- 
tererat vdibe'muxnaad >»B*Vftrt«n«W*»hT«nBo*ty. 

Geo. W Mater SO. 50; M Snyder 
3.20; J A Millrt- 0.25; Jobn Good 1.50; 
J B Liir 2.00; Daniel Stover 1.50; 
Fr. d Htiber 1.50' Elijah K-.ldick 6,50; 
A PGvler 1.70; Jai ob S!iamhorg(-r 
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VOLUME Vir. NO. 8.} HUNTINGDON PA., TEBEUARY 22, 1876- ^U-dO a Tear in Advance 

The PUgrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA FEB., 23, 1876. 


The great need in the church, it 
seems to us, brethren and sisters, is 
earnestness. Our christian life is com- 
pared in the Scripture to a race and a 
conflict, and it is likely that we are not 
enough in earnest to divest ourselves 
of the hindrances and combat with 
the opposing power. We are too like- 
ly to sit down and rest, a spiritual 
stagnation ensues which is exceeding- 
ly perilous and is likely to end in self- 
deception and death. John Bunyan 
we think had a correct idea of the di- 
vine life in the heart of man when he 
represented it as a way beset with 
trials and dangers and difficult tasks. 
There were, however, appointed places, 
such as the Interpreter's house and 
the Delectable Mountains where the 
weary soul was refreshed with brief 
repose and enraptured with a view of 
the far-off celestial city. But these 
places were reached with great diffi- 
culty, and from them the path led to 
active duties. Just now we think of 
the great wisdom of God in coupling 
the command, "Son give me thine 
heart," with the other command, "Go 
work to-day in my vineyard." It 
should be remembered that the Lord 
wiU only take our hearts on condition 
tha+ we take his work. Christian labor 
is the only sure means of growth in 
grace and of receiving the fruits of 
the Spirit. The apostle James says, 
"The doer of the work this man shall 
be blessed in his deeds." Now we do 
not believe that the doer of the work 
will get his pay like the common la- 
borer after the woj-k is completed, but 
in the very act of doing it, and all the 
time he is doing it. He shall be bless- 
ed m his deeds. Doing good to others 
is the great medium through which 
we can attain the highest good for oui-- 
selves. We just now think of an east- 

ern proverb that we read somewhere 
that illustrates this idea: He "who 
pours water at the root of a cocoanut 
tree will receive it again from the top 
of the tree in the form of milk when 
the fruit ripens and falls." This illus- 
trates very beautifully the reflex ben- 
efits experienced by the christian work- 
er. By his own efforts he is educated, 
purified and lifted into intimate fel- 
lowship with God. It is sometimes 
said, and we have experienced it to be 
a fact, that the faithful teacher learns 
more than his pupils ; and so it is, 
christian friends, with those who try 
to teach others the way to heaven. 
They learn themselves ; the truth be- 
comes clearer and more beautLful. 
There is something very encouraging 
in this thought. When we endeavor 
to do good to others we are doing 
good to ourselves Sometimes when 
we endeavor to convert souls and turn 
them from the error of their ways we 
become discouraged because we are 
apparently unsuccessful. But it 
should be remembered that in our at- 
tempts we are rewarded. If others 
will not be benefited we are ourselves 
receiving the benefit. Then, dear 
brethren and sisters, let us go to work 
in earnest. This spiritual sloth, this 
careless indifference to the welfare of 
others, is the stagnant pool out of 
which grows noxious weeds and unholy, 
desires, and unpleasant experiences. 
On the contrary, real earnestness is a 
flowing fountain of joy and peace. 
During the late rebellion, a general 
gave expression to his devotion to the 
Union thus : "For God's sake give me 
something to do ! " Oh that we could 
have this feeling in our christian con- 
flict, and my dear christian friends, if 
we are truly loyal to Jesus we will in- 
quire fiom the depth of our souls, 
"Lord, what wilt thou have me to do r" 
There wdl be no necessity of any- 
one telling us that we ought to work ; 
we will entreat God to give us some- 
thing to do ; it will be our meat and 
drink to dcp our Master's will. 

J. B. B. 


Never before were we so powerfully 
impressed with the thought that we 
as a church are not awake to our duty. 
This fact comes home to us with doub- 
le force when we consider our faith 
and principles which are forced upon 
us as convictions from the teachings 
of the scriptures. Accepting the 
scriptures, as we do, as the only means 
of salvation, how can we remain silent 
and inactive when we see other means 
promulgated, and accepted by the 
thousands, as the plan of salvation, as 
the way whereby sinners may gain 
heaven ? Will not God hold us re- 
sponsible for the light and knowledge 
he has given us ? Can we stand idly 
by and see precious souls rushing to 
destruction? These are thoughts that 
have often disturbed our slumbers, 
and how shall we get rid of them ? 
The same facti continue to stare us in 
the face and will, as long as precious 
souls are being led astray from the 
fold of Christ. Messengers of the glad 
tidings of the Gospel, what shall we 
do about it ? Will we go down to 
spiritual Tarshish and there conceal 
ourselves? We fear there is where 
too many of us are, and sometimes im- 
agine we hear the voice, 0, Sleeper ! 
0, Sleeper!! 0, Sleepee!!! Ajise, 
Arise, Aeise. Oh that the Spirit of 
God would find us out, and awaken 
us up to the responsible duty that is 
devolving upon us as the people of 
God. Can it be possible that we are 
on duty when we are spending so lit- 
tle of our time and means for Jesus 
and the cause? The apostle Paul 
says: "For the space of three years 
I ceased not to warn every one night 
and day with tears." How many of 
us have been so impressed with the 
duties of our holy calling us to make 
such efforts for the salvation of souls? 
But says one, if I would thus feel the 
importance of my duty and do it, where 
would my home and children be at 
tb» expiration of the time ? This is 


tfeE iPILGRT*[. 

a question that we leave to our lay 
members to answer. 

While iit Altoona the -otber day, we 
met a ministering brother who infom 
<«d ns that he was almost daily receiv- 
ing calls to pon'e and preach but he 
was compelled to refuse from the fact 
that he had a family that was depend- 
ing upon his daily labor for support. 
We have hundreds of such cases 
tl ronghout the brotherhood. Their 
hands are tied and will remain tied un- 
til loosened by the church. 

The other day an old sister told us 
of u, place where the Brethren have 
quite a respectable meeting-house in' 
a town of perhaps some twelve hun- 
dred inhabitants and not withstanding 
in town and all around it, there are 
members yet they have services there 
but once a month. As a result there 
is complaining, and indeed there 
should be, but it wonders us where 
the fault lies. We doubt not but 
what there is a fault on both sides, but 
•we wonder if those complaining mem- 
bers ever held out any inducements for 
their ministers to go there and j)reach 
for them. We think we know of pla- 
ces now where our ministers would 
love to go and preach frequently if 
there was any encouragement given, 
but the members are so dead to the 
cause that they do not care for preach- 
ing. Therefore we cojiclude that 
there is a general awalioiing needed 
and tliat it should commence among 
the laity. 

Our clerk tells us that we have 
about six hundred single subscribers. 
The thought occurs, how easily each 
of these could send us one new sub- 
scriber, whicli would increase our list 
six hundred. Tlien, again, we have 
perhaps five liundrod agents. Each of 
these could send us two new subscrib- 
ers, which would make one thousand, 
plus sis hundred, equal to sixteen 
hundred ! This may look like a big 
calculation, but ^vo feel assured that 
it could be done, especially now since 
we c^er to give our readers a steno- 
graphic report of the debate, which 
alono will be worth the $1 50 asked 
for the Pir.GEiM. Now brethren and 
sisters, get to work and see how many 
TufiXQ we cQti have. 

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—The Yellow Creek Church, Bed- 
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from Eld. D. P. Sayler, but we have 
been informed that he did not come. 
If Bro. Sayler comes within reach, we 
hope he will stop at James Creek a 
week or two. 

— Tell everybody about the discus- 
sion to be published through the Pil- 
GEiM. We are informed that the 
Campbellites have sent one of their 
best men to meet Bro. Miller, and it 
is expected that their strong argu- 
ments will be put forth. 

—Just now, 17th, we are having 
quite a cold snap, but no snow. For 
several weeks past wa had such fine 
weather that we began to conclude 
that spring would come right along, 
but to-day it feels as if winter might 
still give us its dues. 

— Sunday School Superintendents 
should send for sample copies of the 
Toung Disciple for examination and 
introduction. When used for that 
purpose they cut them apart so as to 
be ready for distribution, and sent at 
81.25 per hrundrcd numbers. The 
March numbers will be ready by next 

— Get subscribers for the Pilgkim. 
Only $1.50 for a year's reading, con- 
sisting of sermons, essays. Church cor- 
respondence, and much other miscel- 
laneous reading, and a stenographic 
report of the debate between Eld.'R. 
H. Milerof the Brethren, and Elder 
-Walker of the Disciples. This alon^' 
will be worth all we ask for the paper. 
We will run oif a larga extra issue at 
(he commencing of the report, so that 
we may be able to supply all with the 
report in full. — Send along the names. 

— Just now Brooklyn is excited over 
Heniy Ward Beecher's Advisory 
Council The Beecherites are making 
large preparations to receive and en- 
tertain the delegates. They exruct 
about 275, half of ' which iwe leading 
ministers of theCongregational church 
that ai'e known to have a warm side 
^>r tbs p'eosbbutod {^) jpefitovs ^Huutw 

delegates, it is said, have been sound- 
ed and will be entertained in the homes 
of Mr. Beecher's professed friends 
The Church pirlors are furnished with 
tables laden with the choicest fruits 
of the earth, and the waiters are said 
to be the prettiest young ladies in the 
membership. With such influence and 
attractions all around, what else can 
be expected but a favoi-able report. If 
Solomon could not stand the influen- 
ces of ladies, what can be expected of 
the delegates in the midst of the flow- 
ers of Beecherdom f 

— From a note from our reporter, 
date Peru, Ind., Feb. 15th, we have 
the following: 

"I reached this place at 4 o'clock 
this morning and after waiting about 
two hours, Mr. Miller came, in the 
next train, having been detaiued on 
account of missing a train. We will 
shortly start for the country where the 
church is situated in which the dis- 
cussion will be held." 

The probability is that we will get 
nothing more definite in time for this 
week, but by the next issue, no inter- 
ference, our readers can look for the 
opening of the discussion. 

Now brethren, this report will cost 
us a large sum of money, which we 
give to you // ee of cost, and in return 
for the favor we ask you to get as 
many to read it as possible. For terms, 
see last week. 

— Last week, having a little business 
to transact at Altoona, we went up, 
and as the brethren there had a series 
of meetings under way, we concluded 
to walk over and see how they were 
getting along. On arriving in the 
neighborhood of the church we met 
Elds. Grabill Myers, J. A. Sell, and 
Arcby VanDyke, who had been labor- 
ing for four or five days and had 
awakened considerable interest. As 
we could reaoh home after evming, 
services, we concluded to remain, when 
we met an additional force of Samuel 
Cox, Wm H. Quinn, and C. Imler. 
The meeting was- well attended, and 
we hope to hear a favorable report 
from our new field in Altoona. The 
prospects ai-e encouraging, and if the 
meml)er8 there stand united and work, 
we have every reason to hope for the 
building up of a good congregation 

—Bro. C C. Boot of Miribile, Mo., 
says : "I am already weary of trying 
Do j^oJtJa^ Vitihoub't.beftiiodl./^RKi. 



GRIM, tbinkiiig as I did, I would have 
to shift a year ■without it. Its absence 
for two months convinces me that I 
would rather shift without bomethiug 
else. So please send it again. 

—Sister Saiah Stein of Three 
Springs, Pa says: I see in tha Pil- 
grim that some of our brethren and 
sisters are complaining that they are 
too poor to pay foi the Pilgrim and 
yet do not like to do without it. — 
Feeling as I do that I do not like to 
be without it, I also feel 1o assist oth- 
ers in havini; it, and therefore send 
ten cents for the fund. 

How we wish all of our dear breth- 
ren and sisters would catch this feel- 
ing too. The result would be, all our 
poor would be supplied mthout any 
sacrifice to us. 

— Brother Samuel Edgecomb says : 
"Dear Editors, the Pilgrim is a wel- 
come visiior at our new home in the 
West. It afiords us great pleasure, 
as we had no meet iig here until my 
father came. We have had two 
meetings since. There seems to be a 
good interest manifested all through. 
Our doctrine is strange to the people 
here. We hope the good Lord will 
bless his sei-vant's labois. We hope 
you will give us a full report of A. M. 
May God bless you." 


Editors of the Pilgnm, — I would like 
to have an explanation m Gal. 4 : 12. 
J. H. Nehe. 

The verse referred to reads as fol- 
lows : 

"Brethren, I beseech you, be as I 
am ; for I avi as ye are : ye have not 
injured me at all." 

Dr. Dodridge says that the G-reek 
words which are translated into I am, 
are rather ambiguous and may be also 
translatedj I was, and paraphrases it, 
"L Mas as ye are."." . ■• • <■ o 

-Jnthe Emphatic Diaglott we £ave 
it. in this way : t 

"Brethren, I euti-cat you^to be as I 
am, for I am as you were ; you injur'-, 
ed me in nothing'." 

Just before this he was chargiiig his= 
Galatiaii brethren of going back to' 
the o'bserving of the Jewish solemni- 
ties, the Sabbath days, new moons, 
(fee, and tells them'that he is afraid' 
that Bis labor Has' been in vain, and iu 
this verse entreats' them to be as he' 
is, free from these Mosaical ritoials, 
for it is' well known tKat 'thbre'was a," 
time that I was as much" 'bigoted to> 
them as ye now are. Brit because he 
i^ sKAV &Me 'k<K& ULieai, h^ 'waoiii' hea 

brethren, iu this respect, to be as he is, 
and further says : " But because yoo 
have forgotten what I have taught 
you, do not think that you have done 
ine any persi nal injury, or that I have 
any ill will against you on my ac- 

We think that when the passage i.^ 
taken with its connections we will un- 
derstand that Paul wished to reprove 
them for retrograding in the faith as 
preached by him, and fearing that 
they might think^hat he done it on 
his own account, he tells them that it 
was no injury to him but was intend- 
ed for their own good. 

Dear Brethren. — Will you or somt 
of the readers of the Pilgrim, givt 
some light on the first chapter of Gen- 
esis from the fifth verse to the end o) 
the chapter ? Are we to understanf' 
the diiys mentioned as littcral days ol 
24r hours ? 

We do not consider the query one 
of vital importance, as we cannot sei 
that either of the accepted understand- 
ings of it can or will affect our present 
or future good. 

By reading the chapter carefully it 
will be seen that the first light spoken 
of was not that of the sun, it was a 
separation of chaos — divided into two 
parts, one Gocl called light, and thr 
other darkness. The time that was 
used in making (Lis division he called 
a day, and. we have no way of ascer- 
taining whether it was in duration 
what we call a day or a thousand 
years, but the probabilities are in fa- 
vor of the latter rather than the for- 
mer. It was a division of time, and 
God called it a day. That day com- 
menced with darkness and ended with 
light, the evening and the morning 
were the first day. 

In -the 'second period of .time. the 
divi'deA. ^.T^ipatfe'df ttm^e ffdfaJ tTig' 
icommeDcement of this "worii to its' 
compIetie.B was .calledrtbp S)Pcond..aay,, 
without giving the least idea of, it&t 
length or' durailiotf' '' t! ; •, .,, .rii 
In' the_'tliird period ^tjf tiniV thS'-^a- ' 
iters belp-sy. tliq firmament w'erp, g.atfc 
iered' together: AA<i .ti»,e d,rjf; l^nd.ap- 
ipeaTed.' ''I '• «"<• '/.-.imM au v-O " 
i ' Here ^e Bavfetht* 'periods' ^f tittie 
■without anything wEatevfer to inea's- 
|u^ «ieir.,4u,r^^ti», ,,., ^,„ u ,«, ,,„, , 
! In -the fe.u-rth period.- the sun and 
moon were brought into requisition, 
■aod tbey 'wurg *d l>3 §at aeaaoBa^ *«• 

days, and for years. It will be not iced 
here that these are new divisions of 
lime. That part of time over which I'le 
larger light ruled was Lghtaud there- 
fore called day. The smaller light 
ruled over the dark period and it was 
called night. Then we understand 
that according to *^his measurement of 
time the period that is light is called 
day, and 1he period of darkness night. 
There are places on the earth where 
the year is really composed of two di- 
visions of time, one long night and a 
long day, these two constituting the 
year The twenty-four hour day sys- 
tem is of modern invention, and was 
adopted on account of its adaptability 
to the greater portion of the inhabi- 
tants of the earth. Therefore we be- 
lieve that the days refeiTed to were 
not equal, iir length of time, to our 
days, but what their length was we 
are not prepared to say, nei'her do we 
believe that anybody else knows. 

If anybody else has anything more 
dtfiaite on the subject we will be 
pleased to hear it. 



Dear Brother, — I see in the Pilgrim 
that yon are "anxious to know if the 
words found :n parenthesis, namely, 
those included in brackets, are found 
in the original Greek language or not, 
and if it is considered inspired lan- 
guage." Certainly. Take, for instane e, 
the sixth and seventh chapters of St. 
John's gospel. In the sixth chapter, 
the sixth verse is included in a paren- 
thesis in English, in G rman, and in 
Greek. But in the tenth vei'se, same 
chapter, is a sentence included in a 
parenthesis in Erglish, but not in 
German, neither in Greek; though the 
words are there in Greek, and in Ger- 
man, as Veil as in'E^g'ish. Thc.twen-p 
j t^i"l'ki?(lt' vei-se' is- f/arenthesized iir-E&-. 

j -'ill th(j''9ereT5tk"-cfeaptei', -we^'bavit 
|jftnrt''<)ft-1'he"'t-weiity;ge<foricl- i!ersp,i'-(ndt2f 
ibeiftiise it'iif of Moses, but"of thefath4 
lei's;)''' in a parenthesis in English and- 
id 'Greek, but not iti Gei-man. Tha; 
ithi'fty-nlntti- verse is the same way ;- 
|bu% d paTt of the fifteenth verse is pa-- 
jieiitheSized in English only. Words- 
irifellided iti a parenthesis areinttnded'i 
to serve as an explanation -to some- ' 
thing-^dthey some word or senteneo-i 
pr^csflirfg'-it, and' these words are ini-' 
spi'red a* touch as others. Though I 
have''Qdti('<»dthat' in some different- 
edifio'ns of 'the New Testament, the- 
putiotuiMion dtfferf, and the parcnthe-'- 
sis alSft" A' differ- Ht. punctuation will 
sometimes convey quite a difEejoat> 



— Brother J. S. Flory February 5th, 
says : Had a few days cool blustery 
weather the last week in January, 
since then the weather has been de- 
lightful. Times like elsewhere, pro- 
duce cheap, money scarce. Consider- 
able excitement about the gold discov- 
eries in the Black Hill which are only 
a few days travel from here. 

— From the Bear Creek church 111., 
we have the following : Our church 
is in a prosperous condition. Every 
thing seems to move ofE quietly and 
peaceably at present. We were fa- 
vored with a number of sermons, by 
J. W. Stein, from Neosho, Mo., last 
fall, which had the desired effect. — 
The Sunday following brother Stein's 
leave from us, twoof his Baptist friends 
— a man and his wife — came out and 
said they wanted to unite with the 
Brethren, and were baptized the same 
day. Week before last we were fa- 
vored with the same number of ser- 
mons by brother Daniel Vaniman. 

— There has been some inquiry, 
how many ministers were in the list 
in the Brethren's Almanacs, and how 
many in each state &c. 

1 have run over the list with the 
following result, which you may pub- 
lish if you think proper : 
Pa. 305 Ind. 244. 

Ohio, 208. 111. 140. 

Va- 126. Iowa, 119. 

W. Va. 74. Md. 56. 

Mo. 50. Kan. 49. 

Tenn. 37. Mich. 19. 

Neb. 13. Min. 7. 

Wis. 7. Oregon, 7. 

Cal. 4 N.J. 3. 

Col. 1. Ga. 1. 

N. C. 1. 

Total, 1,571. 

J. B. Laie. 

Bro. John Darst of Grantville, Del- 
aware countv, Ind., Feb. Ist says : 
Our church is in good standing at 
present as far as I know. A seiies 
of meetings commenced here this 
evening by a young brother from 
Missouri by the name of Stephen 
Bashove. The winter has been very 
open with high waters and it is still 
raining. The health is. tolerably good 
so far. The wheat is badly killed. 
In another letter from him dated Feb. 
9th he says : According to promise 
brethren Leedy and Bashore came 
and preached for us from February 
3d until Sunday the 5th. There was 
in all ten sermons preached. The 
meetings were well attended by both 
saints and sinners, although the weath- 
er was very cold part of the time. 
Good attention was paid to the word 
spoken, and we hope it will bring in 
some of those that are yet out of the 
ark of safty. There was a powerful 
sermon preached on Saturday evening 
l)y brother Bashore, scarcely 22 years 
old by the looks of him. His text 
was in Psalms 91 st chapter and 3d 

verse. "Surely he shall debver thee 
from the snare of the fowler and 
from the noisome pestilence." May 
the seed sown be as bread cast upon 
the waters to return many days hence. 
Brethren and sisters let us hold out 

— Bro. Jacob Beeghly of Markleys- 
burg, Fayette Co., Pa., Feb. 8th says: 
On the 5th of November 1875, elders 
Jacob M. Thomas, Solomon Buckalew 
and John Shook commenced a series 
of meetings in the Boyer school-house 
in Preston Co., W. Va., and contin- 
ued seven days. Baptized two. Then 
to the Union meeting house same 
county. Commenced meeting on Sat- 
urday night and continued until Tues- 
day night. During this meeting five 
were added to the church by baptism, 
and three were received near Salem, 
same county. Last winter near Mar 
klesburg, Fayette county. Pa., there 
was three received and this summer 
three more and one reclaimed. On 
the last Saturday of January, we had 
our council meeting at Marklesburg, 
to settle some difficulties which like a 
cloud were hanging over the church 
here which we are glad to say the 
Lord by the power of his spirit and 
the help of his faithful servants,elders 
Jacob M Thomas, Solomon Bucka- 
lew and Michael J. Thomas, and the 
prayers of the church, the Son of 
Righteousness shines brighter now 
than it has for many years. Brother 
Buckalew preached the evening after 
the church meeting, on Sunday at 10, 
Sunday night and on Monday fore- 
noon. After meeting ten were receiv- 
ed into the church by baptism. We 
continued the meeting day and night 
until Saturday forenoon. During the 
progress of the meeting twenty-two 
were baptized and five reclaimed. 
Brother Bui>kalew was the principal 
speaker. During the meeting there 
were large turnouts both vi members 
and spectators and may God bless 
them for their good order during the 

— Brother J. A. Miller of Sangers- 
ville, Va., Jan. 13th 1876, says : I am 
prompted to write a few lines for your 
paper, having been a reader of the 
Companion and Pilgrim for the last 
two years, but not a writer as this is 
my first attempt. I have found in 
them many interesting and useful 
things, but sometimes I find some 
pieces that I do not like. Of late 
tliere has been so much begging for 
money, and so many inducements held 
forth for subscribers that I have con- 
cluded that money is the object, more 
than the good of the church, Even 
the Young Disciple has commenced 
laying its plans for begging too. Why 
not sny, if you want the paper, send 
foe it and pay as soc)n as you can ? I 
do not wish my young folks to borrow 
or beg M long as tb«y can help it. [ 

Begging so much puts me in mind of 
the mon y preachers. They have beg- 
ged and scolded until discouraged. 
Not long since one of them said, beg- 
ging money had played out, so he pro- 
cured three boxes, with holes in to re- 
ceive the money, and gave it to three 
of his members and told them that 
the one that got the most money 
would get a prize. 

We know that begging is neither 
very honorable nor pleasant, but yet 
we dare not disparage it, as we are all 
beggars and have been from our cra- 
dles up. We begged for milk, for 
bread, for clothes, for health, for mon- 
ey, for pardon and for salvation, and 
we are glad to know that we were 
never disappointed. We beg for sub- 
scribers in the same sense that we beg 
for sinners to accept salvation, but as 
we cannot publish papers and invite 
people to take them without money, 
of course it will be expected that we 
will be to have some money too. 

But because we need money to pay 
our printers, our ink, our paper bills, 
our taxes and some for our bread and 
clothes, our brethren should not sus- 
pect that money is our only object. 
We beg for people to take our papers 
because we think that by the reading 
of them, their souls may be brought 
to Christ. 

We are aware that some think we 
beg too much but it is because they 
look at it from a wrong standpoint. We 
stand as a minister of the gospel and 
the burdens of sin that is weighing 
poor sinners down, hangs heavily up- 
on us. We cannot feel to lay our 
armor by when thousands of precious 
souls are being deceived and driven 
down to ruin, and as we cannot go out 
to preach to every body, we feel like 
making our paper a powerful messen- 
ger in the hands of God to preach the 
gospel, and the larger our circulation 
the greater will be our field to accom- 
plish good, therefore we continue to 
beg our brethren and sisters to aid us 
in extending our circulation. Our 
brethren and sisters need this kind of 
preaching and we hope that all those 
who are interested in the disseminat- 
ing of religious knowledge will leave 
no means unused until all of our 
brethren sisters and friends have had 
an opportunity of readingthe Pilgrim. 
The salvation of souls is our leading 
and great object and we only ask for 
the money because we cannot print 
papers without it. 





The begiuniug of January, 1872, 
I becflme in possesaiou of a sweet, 
and more extensive iuward peace, 
which lasted me two successive 
months. From March till October 
of this year, I was agaiu experienc- 
ing heavy trials; but with no men- 
tal exercise. I lost my dear sister, 
Carry 25th of July, 1872. My soul 
well nigh cleaved to the dust. From 
Oct. till Dec, I was much quicken- 
ed in spirit. On the 27ih of the 
latter montb, I had a final release 
from my spiritual captivity. 1 ful- 
ly realized that I could walk at lib- 
erty, in spirit — the law ot God was 
at last indelibly stamped upon my 
heart and written in my mind. "So 
shall I keep thy law continually 
forever and ever. And I will walk 
at liberiy." Psalm 118: 44, 45. 
Ob, how I love thy law ! it is my 
meditation all day. To prove that 
all my help and joy came from God, 
I was "shut up and could not oome 
forth" (void of all interest in tem- 
poral^) till I was quickened in tpir- 
it, healed of the stroke which Prov- 
idence visited upon me, a means to 
usher me into captivity. After I 
entered this state, 1 suspended vis- 
iting, attending preaching, the dif- 
ferent, pleasures of the world, all 
epistolary intercourse with various 
friends (except where &tern duty 
required otherwise) all work ; in 
fact "my purposes were broken o£F 
even the thoughts of my heart." — 
Job 26. Si>me may ask how was 
this? Answer: My spiritual strait 
was such that it "made desolate all 
my company." — Job 16 : 7 ; and it 
made all those pleasures which were 
once sweet to me as bitter as worm- 
wood and gall. No affection, no 
wealth, no honor, no fame, nothing 
earthly had any power to relieve or 
comfort me This remarkable sit- 
uation ^was brought about to give 
God a Complete possession of my 
heart. Yet all this time I was si- 
lent — mute with sorrow and afflic- 
tion. "Ligit cares speak when 
mighty griets are dumb." A deso- 
late being I was ! And why ? Be- 
cause God in his infinite love and 
wisdom touched me in that only 
way to bind me till he could teach 
me that heavenly wisdom, goodness 
and understanding which I had long 
desired, which are so essential to 
the production of the promised 
abiding peace. 

Whilst suffering in this spiritual 
and physical furnace^ (the formipr 

entailed the greater (langs of the 
two) at first, I often silently mur- 
mured against God ; but after he 
blessed me with an understanding 
of his wise will and ways, I could 
not praise him enough. I thanked 
and blessed him for all the necessary 
trials and sufferings he had wisely 
visitel upon me. They became as 
monuments of his special favor, 
love, mercy and wisdom. Afflic- 
tions were then "sanctified" to me. 
Most truly can 1 add my testimony 
of experience that •'blepsed is the 
man whom the Lord afflicts ;" for 
"be does not afflict willingly nor 
grieve the children of men." He 
ever "wounds to heal" with judg- 
ment, mercy, faith and love. For 
months, at times, during my strict- 
est captivity, my physical health 
steadily improved. Tnis was as a 
miracle to me. It was to c>)nvince 
me that God had great power under 
the most adverse ciicumstnnces ; 
and could perform bis will through 
either channel, independent one ot 
the other. I nfien thought my cap- 
tivity would leave me upon the re- 
turn of bodily health. This prov- 
ed otherwise. Being so unlielieving 
as to God's iufiiiite p iwer over 
a human being, he fiually varied 
my case by frequent alternations 
frou physical relief to spiritual 
straits till I was entirely convinced 
of it by these diversified and dearly 
bought truths. These sudden al- 
ternations from relief to relapse of 
my spiritual straits ; and that too 
from no external or temporal exer- 
cise, convinced me that free-agency 
not only ceases and becomes useless 
to a true child of God ; but it is 
highly impoitant and necessary to 
be led at all times and under all 
circumstances by the spirit of truth 
that we may joy in the Holy Gliost. 
Afier every relapse, I clearly dis- 
cerned the justice and judgment of 
God's way with me. With every 
bath of regeneration or spiritual 
mist, I had nearer and clfarer 
views of the preciousnessand tffica- 
cy of a crucified Savior. There are 
degrees of high, higher, highest in 
the maichlegs plan of salvation. 
This is why we are urged to press 
forward toward the mark for the 
pnze of the high call ng in Christ 
JtSus. After my final release from 
my spiritual captivity, three weeks 
later, I was suddenly seized with 
the most excruciating neuralgia of 
my face. It continued three succes- 
sive months, the whole of every day 
and the greater portion of eacti 
Q^bt; This toded laXQ io March ^ 

1873. Again it almost made a 
wreck of my nervous system. I had 
a return of feeble bodily health ; 
Out strong, and greatly quickened 
in spirit. This alone sustainfd me 
in my physical sufferings. Desir- 
ing much to be usefully employed, 
and being too feeble for any kind of 
exertion, I resumed the task of com- 
pleting a book I had laid aside and 
begun for housekeepers a few years 
before. I continued writing in it, 
with my Bible by ray side, for four 
and a half successive months. Ttiis 
writing was done from Oct., 1873, 
till the following Feb. 

This proved to be too much tax 
upon my nervous system. I be- 
came thoroughly prostrated ; from 
which I had liitle or no relief for 
six nr seven months. I was never 
confined to my bed. I often felt 
that there was no more heavenly 
light for me to receive; but as I 
had not then joined any church, 
there was ever an indefinable feel- 
ing of need about me. Meanwhile 
my brother Virgil died. His re- 
moval by death, 3d of June 1874, 
though so full of comfort, was the 
final stroke to humble me sufficient- 
ly to join that church which so en- 
tirely corresp'inded with my long- 
st-nding Bible convictions. "The 
truth as it is in Jesus" finally led 
me in opposition to my will. Self- 
ish preferences inclined me to a dif- 
ferent sect. Duty and self-will long 
contested the matter. Heavenly 
convictions, by a providential man- 
ner and means at last triumphed; 
and for child like obedience thereto, 
I received a rich reward — my joy 
unspeakable 1 Becoming exerci.sed 
upon the subjwct of joining a church, 
(this was in 1873 and 1874.) I set 
about to seek out one, (the latter 
year,) in answer to my honest and 
involuntary convictions. Theseare 
undoubtedly divine agents. "The 
church of the Brethren or German 
Baptist," in a strikingly providen- 
tial way was opened up for me, 
which fully corresponded with my 
Bible knowledge. God's hand was 
indeed in this thing ; consequently, 
I obeyed by being received into this 
church by trine immersion, October 
4ih, 1874. After the performance 
of this sacred and essential com- 
mandment, I immediaiely became 
possessed of such an additional and 
gieat peace, that I could not refrain 
from publishing it far and near. 
For about a fortnight, my mou h 
was filled with laughter, and my 
tongue with singing. Psalm 126 : 2. 

Thb joy was not boiatetous i but 



deep in my heart; which C'rnmun- 
ica'i'd itself to my t mirne. a -d re- 
flected itsgloryuiionvmc u t-iiaiic. 
Frirfiids rerjarke<1 ii()iiii the liappy 
expression r)f my face?. In our state 
k.f probation, a cliristian ib ttiiuht, 
♦'I expect trihul ition from the world. 
I iiave had my share ; ami not a 
few from some nnc'iari'ahle ai'd in- 
consid'-rate speakers since I j lioed 
G'^il's people. Soriptnres (^ayp, 
"Wi)e to that man by wh^ra the 
O&eoce Cometh." St. Mitt. 18. 
Toey proved t > be blessings in dis- 
guisp. G''d brings ^ood out of evil. 
Son e Seem to think tliat cliri.'-t'ans 
should always be laughing. Tliere 
is a "time to laii^h and a tirufe to 
cry." At times, it is natural an<l 
nece-sary to be s^'ber and s rions. 
Even when chns lans have made 
tiieir full peace wi'li God, it ofien 
gives them a serious countenance 
whin exercised and pleading f.^r the 
r» moval of sins from t!.e world. 
"Eveiy man mn^t I'^ok not U| f^n' 
Lis things but upon the ttdngs 
of it'jers" — that is they niu-t set a 
good example to the world, and 
pray with all supplication watching 
tl.ereiii to. JeSus wept ; but was 
nev^r Known t.' smile, not because 
he .was sinful, but because he saw 
FO much sin around him anil so 
many hard ai d uuhelievin/ heart'^. 
So it is now. E\;er since my con 
nection with the people of God, I 
have never ceased to enj >y an tin 
bioken inward peace. Tiiis real 
living and moving in Clirist d'>es 
n t permit perplexity and disc'ird 
(t'le bane ot all happine-s) to enter 
ttie peaceful breast. A 1 remains 
quiet wit'dn until we donb: God. 
Tlie profdiet truly snid, ''t'list ye io 
the L'ird f irfver. Thou wilt keep 
bim in perfect peac^, whose mind is 
stayed iipin t'lec, because le trns'- 
eth iu t lee." Since the tiate I j lin- 
ed the church, mv general health 
has flowly and steadily improved ; 
and unless it be contrary to G' d'.-* 
wi>e p'irpnse and will with mp, I 
am trnatly enc enraged to expect its 
full restoration bv a;id l)y. 
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"Thus s:iith tho Lord, Stand ye in the 
ways aii'l ste, and ask fir ttip. paths, 
■wli'-re is ttie cond way, and walk therein, 
and ye shall tlnd r< st for your bouI." 

Ffdlow-piliT ms, yon hnve al' 
doub'li'ss been weary. Mmr a 
time ard oft, p^rhapi, your f et have 
Bclie<l from the '■Terts of the rougli- 
nesa of tbc < ' I'l when you 

found a cQol pleasant resting p'ace 
hy t le wayside, w'th what a feeling 
of relief you hive h s'ened t'l avail 
V'urse f of its inviting presence. 
The thought of the above title (c- 
curred to me af er a day ot peculiar 
aniuous toil, b'th of minii and 
bidy; and although the brain 'n 
fatigued from the etffots of toe ia- 
b'lr imposeil it, I know that its 
only rert is change of theme, 
tlieref)re, I th lugit thtt commun- 
ing witi) the leaders of the PIL- 
GRIM would spr e to refresheii mn, 
atid at the sirae time, perhaps, prove 
of interest to those who peruse its 
eVfr welcor>^e uages. 

The wo d of the Lord, coming 
through the voice of the prophet 
Ji-reraiah, is truly consoling to us 
who profe-!s to follow t le teachint^s 
^f tiiat word in its primitive purity. 
Jesm has said, ''The way ye know." 
He has taught us the wav ; mt nniv 
I by precept but also by example, 
for he traveled the entire journey of 
life himself, that there might be no 
difficulty in the wav of those who 
'vi^h to follow hira, in finding it. 
At the pre.-eutday, where there ar" 
apparently so many ways leading to 
II. e «an)e destination, it would be 
well fir us to 'stand in the ways" 
;'nd that too not blindiy. followiig 
after some leader who may declare 
liimself competent to direct;' for 
they may prove 'blind le;ideri 
of the blind," and the caia'-trophe 

• 'f both tailing into the ditch be the 
result. We should study all things 
I eriainingr unt i li'e well, provinjr 
: hem by God's w>Td, and hold fjsi 
only to ttiat which is good. 

To "ask fir the old pi'hs," and 
continue a-king until we find them, 
is tt^ie b "unden iluty of all C iris- 
tians, fortherein only issifetv. The 
■vay Seems al first a li'tle difficult, we mui-t deny otirs^lvps many 
rhintrs sift-r which the fl 'sh is han- 
kering, but by crncifyinn t le fl-'sh 
the spirit is strenuthened and ren- 
dered more pure, and it is only 
when It has been purified of all un- 
clean thing*, that it is prepared for 
the Father's kingdom. J fVar tbitt 
tiiere is mucti taught at the pre-ent 
day, fB religion, which will not 
stand the crueial test of a compiti 
-on, wiih the Gospel of our Lord 
Jesus Christ ; and there is tuo much 
; 'eiii nd tice pliice I on the wis lorn "f 
'•nr teachers, who are but men. 
evi-n as ourselves; too much indif- 
tererce as to whether the doctri e 
'aagtit is trtip or false; too mtich 

• enti'iientali^m in rel't;ion, and not 
enough practical Chriettianity ; too 

much leaning upon ibe mercy, and 
goodness and love of God, without 
tliouuht of how much we should 
love Ilira, and show that love by 
obedience to his every command- 
ment. There is not enough of 
icork in our every day religion to 
prepare US for rest, or rather fatijjue 
us sufficiently to need it. There 
are m iny hard and ttu« workers in 
Chrl^t^' viuexard, btit alas how few 
tney seetn when cnmpired with the 
myriads of idlers about the market 

I have said that safety can only 
be f lUnd in the o'd paths, "where 
IS the good way," and I think this 
can be proven hy the experience fif 
many, who, after f llowing vninly 
at't-r one if the many ignesfatui of 
m. dern times for a long wliile witli 
a feverish restlessness, are at length 
orapelltd to return t ithe i/ld paths 
tor pf-ace, or lay down their lives in 
dread uncertainly as to their future 
weal ami w>eof their precious souls. 
Is it not lietter, then, to walk in the 
good way, wh»rein we know is 
-afety, even though it rtquireB many 
>triit!gles with self to conqufT the 
evil inclinations of the carnal mind, 
trace-' of which will siiilcliug to us so 
long as the wicked machinations of 
the devil are permitted to go on ? 
I think you will all answer "yes;" 
but y- u perhajis wish ti ''enjoy" 
life a liiile 1 inger by remaining in 
the World and partaking cf its wick- 
fd and fleeting pleasures. But is it 
really enjov ment to pi ssess that 
wh c I Ciu last but a short time, and 
must, ever carry it a cankering 
remote that will fo low us even be- 
yond the grave, and who.'e gaunt 
specter is ever present to our minds 
iu Our tliinivinK moments? Can this 
feverish unres. , which is ever see k- 
tiisj after an unpracticab'e mortal 
ideal possil)ly become ;.appiness,fiuch 
as the 8 lul IS 1 .iiging fir ? I think 
not, and 1 brlieve that all who have 
tried to find it in this way, will 
agree with me. The very doubt 
that accompanies tlie presence of 
unquestionable pleamirea should 
mike tiS Very c.ireful le-t they 
should have a tenilcncy to iijiire 
our S'lUls, or unfit us fur the rest 
'bat is promised unto those who de- 
serve it. "C loie iin'O me, all ye 
that labor and are heavy la>len. and 
I will give tnee rest," are the blessed 
Words of our Savior, who always 
(u fi Is his promise. 

There are many "wayB" throueh 
the world. S ime are broad and 
pleasant, briijiil and cheerful ; flow- 
ers blooming by the wayside ; trees 



casting their agreeable shade across 
the (laib, lest tlie nonnday sun 
Bhouid reuder them unconif Tiable ; 
fountains playing iu the shadows t > 
refresh the traveler, and all tending 
to render a journey ibereiii, litt one 
coniinunus riund of luxury and 
ea^e, but at the end there is death. 
S'lme are narrow and dark, and 
gloomy ; ligiited now and then bv 
the fitful ^lare of lam|)S, and made 
brilliant by music and the wine cup, 
whiih brings an hour's f.irgetfuluess 
of the nii-^ery by which they are 
surrounded ; but even while pursu- 
ing their dim forbcdings of that 
which lies beyond, olien flashes 
across the mind, driving the traveler 
therein lo still (ieeper exees^^8 in or- 
der to drort-n all thought of the fu 
ture ; and at the end there isJeath. 
Others are calm, and quiet, and ap- 
parently peaceful ; everything diiti- 
ing along \*tih incifiereut ea&e ; all 
things teiding to lull the m'nd intv. 
a sen^e of security and thoughtless- 
ness as to that which has to be met 
at the end ot tlie j' urney ; at 
theeiidthfre is death. The chitf 
olj' ct sought af er as men j lUruey 
along I hi 86 pa hs fccras to be prestnt 
ease and comf in ; present pleasure 
and luxury ; prtsent happiness and 
contentment. The future is not 
thought of, and if it intrudes its 
unwelcome presence into the mind 
it is quickly banished from sight; 
lest it should mar the enjo;, ment of 
the present. The idea of a future 
rest dies mt <iccur to ti e traveleis 
along the-e ways, for they have no 
fatiguing journeys ; no wearying 
struggles with etrong and determin- 
ed enemies ; no exhausting effurts to 
overcome the ohsiacle-* wtiich beset 
the footsteps ; f jr none of these 
things meet them in these patlis. 

But there is another way through 
the world, which does not belong 
to if, for the travelers therein are 
told to come out from the world 
and be separate. "Bt cause s-trait is 
the gate, and narrow is the way, 
which leadeth unto life, and few 
there be that find it," is the manner 
in which it is described by our 
Lord Jesus Christ in his most beau- 
t'ful and incomparable sermon on 
the Mount. Jt is true that ihi-> 
path is beset with many difficulties, 
some of which appear as though 
they could not be conquered by tlie 
most determined effoits; and ob- 
stac'es frequently present themselves 
to those who journey therein which 
it seems almost impossible to sur- 
• mount, and indted, it weie vain for 
mortals to attempt to walk in this 

way unaided, for the\ ofttimes fall 
fainting by the wayside, and it is 
only ihrough the hiVe and mercy o) 
God that they are enabled to reach 
the end ; but at the end there is 
eternal life. 

Now you hive all these ways be- 
fore you. Sinner, "stand iu the 
ways, and see" which is the good 
one^ and walk therein. Ynu know 
that this li.e can not last very long. 
Siudy well what lies at the end ot 
the path that you may choose, 
whether life or death, rest or re- 
morse. Proftssing Christian, "stand 
in the ways and see" "ask for the 
old paths," those which our S:ivior 
and his apostlis trod, for tLi-i is the 
good way. Do not ask your fel- 
iowmen, for ihey may be mistaken ; 
but ask your God. Go to the word, 
the Seri[)fures of truth, and search- 
ing (herein prayerfully, follow the 
diciates of the Holy Spirit, which 
will not direct you wrong. Oliey 
all the commandments of God. 
leaving nothing undone that can 
prove conducive to your eternal 
happiness, and the way will, become 
clear to yon. Brother, keep in tl e 
'•old paths,'' for here is the good 
way." Do not permit the allur- 
ments of new ideas or more conve- 
nient methods to cause you to devi- 
ate one j ,t or tittle from the way 
our Savior went, for if we swervi 
therefrom we depart fnm the only 
one path to heaven. 

"And ye shall find rest for your 
soul." Best! What a world of 
meanin-,^ there is in that little word; 
rest fntm the turmoils and strifes 
of every dav life ; rest after the fa- 
tiguing j Tiiey along the narrow 
way: test tfter the hard fought 
battles of lifp, battles with the ene- 
my cif soult, over whom we shall 
have gained the victory only after 
nany desperate struggles for the 
possession of oursi^lves. We have 
the lusts of the flesh to conquer ; 
the desire f3r forbidden pleasures, 
for they are not of the Father, but 
of the world. We must make our- 
selves blind to the lusts of the eye, 
for these too lead to spirit'Jal death. 
We must root out the pride of life, 
tor it is contrary to the law of God 
and will drag souls down to perdi- 
tion. All these things require 
work, so that there is not much rest 
for the Christian in this world. 
But rest is promised unto our souls, 
and this is for eternity. 

The Chiistiaa man must not ex- 
pect to go to heaven without opposi- 


A Christittn woman who labnrs 
in the Gospel siiys : I wi-h to tell 
you one ( f the many tim- s that God 
in a spec'al manner has answered 
prayf r. I had been sick a long time, 
unable to lab ir in any way, and my 
little stock of provision h .d become 
exhausted, and I liad no bread (or 
myse'f or my children, when my 
eye caught the words, "Go and toll 

I immediately repaired to my rootn 
and bowed b.fore God, and in a sim- 
ple cuiidlike manner (old Jesua. 

I arose feeling a co.lm peace in my 
soul, and lelt I had only to sfcvnd 
81 dl to see the salv.irioa of God. 
That very aftern' on a man wlio was 
never kn iwn to give to the poor, 
drove to my d or and left a sack of 
flour, and once mure I bad the 
meai a to supply the needs of my 
ti^miiy. Truly G\ji is goud. — Ihe 



"The word of God is quick and 
powerful and sharper than any two- 
t dged sword, piercing even to the di- 
viding asunder of soul and spirit, 
and of the joints and marrow, and 
is a discerner of the thoughts and 
intents of the heart." Heh. 4 : 12. 
This word is to be our judge. "He 
that rejecteth me and receiveth n t 
my word, hath one that judgeth 
him, "the word that I have spoken 
the same shall judge him in the last 
day. John 12 : 47. Reader are we 
prepared to be judged bythis word. 
Soon, soon we may be called before 
the judgment bar of Jeho'Vah and 
hejudged by this powerful word. 
Are we prepared ? 

Chatham., Ohio. 

■^»-*- 1 ^ 

If we design to be holy, let us con- 
stantly, in our families, toward our 
lelations, in chuiches, in our conver- 
sation, in the world, and dealing witti 
men, all men, toward our enemies 
and persecutors, the worst of them, 
toward all mankind aj we have an 
opportunity, labor after a conformity 
unto God, and to express our like- 
ne-B unto him in ihis philanthropy, 
benignity, condescension, readiness 
10 forgive, help, and relieve, without 
which v\e neither are nor can he the 
children of our Father which is irv 



BAPTISM.— Eph. 4 : 50. 


This passage is frequently quoted 
by single immersioniste, to prove 
their one action in baptism, and 
thereby many are made to believe 
that it is as true as gospel, that the 
apostle meant to teach ODlyoneactiou 
in Christian baptism, and therefore, 
through illogical arguments and 
false philosophy, well meaning and 
precious souls are led astray and 
made to submit to an illegal bap- 
tism. This delusive doctrine is 
gaining ground and becoming so 
popular in the world, that it is para- 
mount to the positive plain command 
of Jesus Christ in his last com- 
mission to his apostles, therefore the 
writer gives this article. 

The object is, in the first place, 
to show the utter fallacy of such a 
position. What was the chief ob- 
ject of Paul sending this letter? 
The Ephesian Church being com- 
posed of Jew and Gentile believ- 
ers, and it generally was the case 
that the Judaizing Christians claim- 
ed a pre-emiiiece,causiug jealousy (de- 
stroying love, and dissension, and 
division was the result. Hence in 
the beginning of this letter, he re- 
minds them <f their covenant, their 
adoption as children by Jesus Christ 
through ffhora God has chosen 
them "before the foundation of the 
world." (Maris before the Jewish 
polity was in existence, hence no 
prerogative to them, even before 
man was created, tience equal priv- 
ilege to the whole human family.) 
"That we (as a church) should be 
holy and without l)lame before him 
in love. And why? Because, "In 
whom we have redemption through 
his blood, the forgiveness of sins." 
''That in the dispensation of the 
fulness of time he might gather to- 
gether in one" (both Jews and Gen- 
tiles)"all things in Christ." And you 
hath He quickened who were dead 
in trespasses and sins, e*c. Where- 
tore, remember, that ye bei' g in 
times paf.t. Gentiles in the flesh." 
"That at the time ye were without 
Christ, being aliens from the com- 
monwealth of Israel, aud strangers 
from the covenant of promise, hav 
ing no hope and without God in the 
world" But now in Christ Jesus, 
ye, who were sometimes far off, are 
made nigh by the blocd of ChriBt 
for he is our peace, who hath made 
both one, (Jew and Gentile) and 
hath broken down the middle wall 
of parlitiou between u8 ; aad that 

he might reconcile both unto God 
in one budy by the cros^. For 
through him we both have access hy 
one spirit unto the Father — "Of 
whom the whole family in heaven 
aud earth is named." The apostle 
liaving then pressed this fact upon 
their minds that their choice or call- 
ing is from the same one God and 
their Redemption from the same 
one Christ, and their privilege of 
access unto the Father by the same 
one Spirit, he exhorts, "I therefure 
the prisoner of the Lord, heseech 
you, that ye walk worthy of the vo- 
cation wherewith ye are called, with 
all lowliness and meekness, with 
loDgsuffering, forbearing one another 
in love; endeavoring to keep the uni- 
ty of the spirit in the band of peace." 
And why so Ufcessary to be bound 
together in one ? Because, "There is 
one body, and one spirit, even as 
ye are called in the one hope of your 
calling," Now one body means, one 
church for Jews and Gentiles, though 
compcised of different nations and 
even many different individual mem- 
bers, bat being brought together 
through legal means ordained, by 
the one God and Father destroys 
the individuality, hence termed one 
body. The church is called to one 
hope, which is eternal life hereafter. 
Who hath called the body of Gliri-t 
into that one hope? God the Father 
by the drawings of his Spirit in co- 
operation with the preaching of his 
everlasting gospel, therein holding 
forth eiernal life, on condition of 
acceptance. No one can come to 
me, says the Savior, except the Fa- 
ther draw him, They shall all be 
taught of God — His words are spirit 
and iile. 

The impressions on the sinner 
may be wrought in various ways in 
different individuals, but if convic 
tion is the result, aud true conver- 
sion follows, however various the 
operation, it is evident that it is 
brought about by the same one 
Spirit and he will come to Christ 
by the one way he has laid down in 
the Gospel. He "that hath heard, 
and learned of the Father Cometh 
unto me." And in order to come 
unto the Son we must come into his 
church, which is represented as the 
body of Christ. Hence the one 
baptism in our text has no refeieiice 
whatever to the actions iu baptism 
but to the rite or ordinance tbereol. 
Just aa sure is this the meaning as 
the One body though composed of 
many members, is only one whole 
united body. For as the l>ody is 
0D<&; and bafl mwy members, aud all 

the members of that one body, be- 
ing many, are one body, so also is 
Christ. For by oue Spir't are all 
hap'ized into one body, whether we 
be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be 
bond or free ; and have been all 
made to drink into one spirit. For 
the body is not one member, but 
many. Even so by parity of rea- 
soning we hold that the actions in 
baptism required to agree with the 
formula given iu the great commis- 
sion, constitute one baptism for all 
true members of that oue body, 
th<iutih three actions iu the name of 
the Triune God. "One Lord," yet 
three distinct persons in the God- 
head. One Lord means only one 
Law-giver for all, who has supreme 
authority, who requires faith in him- 
self and in his word, and who has 
commanded that his subjects should 
submit to the one ordinance, not ac- 
tion of baptism. "One God and. 
Father of all, who is above all and 
in you all." Oue faith. Did that 
one faith, fctriitly speaking, in the 
one God, sati-fy the mind of the 
Deity ? Certainly not. 

All will admit that there are as 
many immersions as faiths, for the 
text says, "there is one faith, and 
one baptism, and that to believe in 
the one God,the one Son, or the one 
Spirit aloue, does not constitute this 
one faith, notwithbtandiog these in- 
effable three are one. Jet-us said to 
the Pharisees who rejected tiie Son, 
aud to the Sadduc es who rejected. 
iheSon aid the Spirit, "Ye believe 
in God, believe also in me." You 
will perceive that they believed only 
in the one God, which was contrary 
to his requisition, which is to believe 
in the one Lord also, and if they 
had believed in the one Lord, they 
would have had but one faith, for 
Paul saith, there is bjt one faith, 
therefore God did not require two 
faiths in asking them to believe in 
two names. Christ says, "I aud the 
Father are one," yet he entreats 
them to believe in him personally 
as well as the Father. Now let us 
apply this to the oue baptism — faith 
is an act of the mind and has its ob- 
jects. Now according to the wis- 
dom of God we can believe in the 
FatLer and Son which constitutes 
one faith. Then we ask iu the name 
ot Common sense, why should not 
an immersion, in the name of each 
Trinity constitute one baptisia, ac- 
cording to the (ame wisdon., which 
bays ihtse three are oue. Paul says 
there is one L«rd, one faith and one 
baptism, and if any one would vain- 
ly inquire, How can ihe^e diaiiuct 



imtuersions constitute one baptism, 
we answer by asking, how can the 
thiee distinct persons exist in the 
unity ot the Godhtad ? "Ob, the 
depth of the riches, both of the 
wisdom and knowledge of God ! 
How unsearchable are his judgments 
and his ways finding out ! Who can 
by searching find outGcd? Who 
can find out (he Almighty unto per- 
fection ? Our province as ministers 
of Jesus Christ is not to give reasons 
why God has in his ii>fiuite wisdom 
commanded his church :o obey this 
or that form of doctrine. 

Enough is it for any honest and 
uprignt person to know that bap- 
tism is an institution of heaven 
and not of man. But uowilliDgnest 
blindfolds, hence the impenetrable 
mystery , to some minds in com- 
prehending the mode for which we 
plead, as received in the commission 
which is an immersion imo the 
name ot the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. One fact 
will illustrate this matter, so that 
every one, not blinded by predju- 
dice or actuated by sinister motives 
can easily comprehend it. The 
revelation of Father, §on and 
Spirit, is not more clear and distinct 
than are the different offices perform- 
ed by these glorious and ineffable 
three in the salvation of sinners. 
The Father originates all — the Son 
executes all and the Spirit consum- 
mates all. Eternal vulition and de- 
sign is the office of the F<*ther, Rec- 
onciliatiou is the office of the Son, 
and leading into ail truth the office 
of the Spirit. The Father teaches 
— the Son saves — and the Si)irit 
sanctifies.. Hence, equal honor is 
given in baptism to each separate 
person in the Trinity. 

Having now presented my views 
in reffereuce to Paui's one baptism, 
and all 1 ask the readers of the 
Pilgrim is to compare it with other 
Scripture and especially with the 
formula in the commission, and I 
do not doubt that after a prayerful 
and impartial examination, you will 
come to ttie conclusion, that the ex- 
egesis held forth in this aiticle is a 
sound one. Tbree actious in bap- 
tism is the only valid one in accord- 
ance with the coDsi ruction of lan- 
guage as given in the formula. To 
illustrate this fact more clearly, sup- 
pose 1 bapt z ■ a sutiject, using the 
language of tie commission. I 
baptize thee In the name of the Fa- 
ther, (no action) arid in the S m (no 
action) and in the Holy Gho-^t, aud 
then one action. Would you not at 
oace e&y ? I act not in u^eeuaeitt 

with what I say, but i. I apply an 
action in each distinct name, I 
wouh4 act cimsislent with my ex- 
pression. S^eing this inconsistency 
some sin^jle immersionists changed 
the formula to say, I baptize thee in 
the name of the Father, Son and 
Holy Ghost. But I cannot see how 
lliat will keep tliera out ot their in- 
consistency, as that construction 
would still rfquire an ellipsis to 
analyze the language, and thereby 
retain the foni of a compound sen- 
tence, composed of thtee simple sen- 
tences ; but if we would change the 
singular name t > the plural names, 
I baptize thte in the names of the 
Father, Son and Holy Ghost, tl e 
plural names would destroy the el- 
lipsis, and reduce it to a simple 
sentence. However, we are not 
warranted to make such changes ot 
Holy writ, and woe to him that 
does it willingly and from sinister 
motives, or in any way to deceive 

Brethren and sisters, beware of 
philosophy, a science falsly so-call- 
ed by which men through sophistry 
cnfuse the minds of the simple, 
and through thrilling stories excite 
the passions, and by reciting anima- 
ted anecdotes, rouse the aniti al feel- 
ings to such an excess that shouting, 
clapping of hands, jumping and 
rolling over (he floor, crying at the 
top of their voices, Glory Hallelrjah. 
I say again in Scripture language, 
"Beware, lest any man spoil you 
through philosophy and vain deceit 
after the tradition of men, at er the 
rudiments of the world, and not 
afier Christ. For in him dwelleth 
all the fullness of the G^ihead l>od- 
ily. Hold his positive, Holy Com- 
mindmenls far superior to all hu- 
rnan inventions, and his Divine or- 
dinances paramount to any polished 
mourrers-bench man-made specu- 
lative religion, though it may make 
men ever so happy, yet at the end 
will result in shameful disapp' int- 
ment and dreadful delusion. Jiide 
says of some "Fteding themselves 
without fear, clouds they are with- 
out water, tarried about of winds ; 
trees whose fruit withered, without 
fruit, twice dead, (.lucked up by the 
roots, ragi g waves of sea, foaming 
out tlifir own shame, wandering 
stars to whom is reserved the black- 
ness of darkness foreVtr. May Guo 
cleanse us from such. Amen. 

He is happy who^e circumstances 
suit his temper ; but he is liappier 
who can suit his temper to any cir- 



Beloved brethren and sisters, as 
the above subject seems to impress 
my tnind more than any other, I 
ibought to I Her a few ihoujjhts Ufioii 
it thiough the mid. urn of the pen. 
First in regard to that great work 
which God does for us in. forgiving 
our ^ins. And in the second pi ce to 
tie great woik which God doe- in u-, 
in renewing tjur falen nature. In 
order of time neither of these is Le- 
foie ihe I'lber. For the m .ment we 
a:e justified by the grace < f God, 
ihtough the redtmp ion ibat is iu 
Christ Jesus, we are born t f the spi^ it. 
But in the order of thinkii g as it is 
called, ju-tifica ion pn cedes ttie new 
bird:. We tiistc ncieve liis wrath to 
be turned away, and then his t^jirit lo 
work in our hearts to do his will and 
be loved. 

Of Low great importance then must 
it be for every child of God to thor- 
oughly unders and these fundamental 
iooLiiiits. From a full co- Viciion of 
these things, many excel leiit men 
have ^ri ten very extensively, con- 
cerning justificai it n, explaioing every 
point 1 elating thtreto, ai d opening 
the scriptures wiich trta- upon it. 
Many ukew se have wroie on the New 
Birth, and s me of hem extensive y 
enough. But>etiiot so clearly as 
might have be^ n desired. nor so dtep'j 
and accura e'y, having eiti er givea 
a darii ab.- truce aciouut (f it, or a 
slight and snp-rficial one. Ttieie- 
f re a full, and at the same time a 
clear ace 'unt of the new birth seema 
10 be A' Yet what they have 
wiitten, ma^ enable me lOjj'veasar- 
isfactory ai swer to the tbiee follow- 
ing questions. 

Fiist, why must we be lorn again? 
What; is t e foundation of this doc- 
trine of the new birth ? Sec nd y, 
how must we ie boin again ? What 
is the naiure of the new biitb ? And 
thirdly, wherefore must we be born 
again ? To what end is ii nect ssary ? 
'1 best qtiestiois by the assistanue of 
G )d, 1 shall briefly, hut plainly an- 

First, why mu=t we be born again ? 
what is the loin dation of this doc- 
trine? The foundation of it lies nearly 
as deep as the o.eati .n of the v^orlu. 
Ill the sc;ip ural accouni of iLe c ea- 
ti'in of man, we rtad that God said, 
let us make man after oui own image, 
after our likeness. And so ho wa» 
created Gen 1 : 26-:i7. Not mere- 
Iv iu his natural image, and picture" 
of liis own immort'.<lity, a spi i ual 
bekig-j eodued vkL uadtefdModixigj 



freed in of w,ili j,n<l vaui'US pafsio g_ 

I or in re y in hi-* polrical im ..te, as 

teg vcr'e.s of th a lower ^or d, lo 

liave d(inii:ion over ilie fi-| es of tbe 

tc\, and ever all, thfe various hings on 

earth, I utcliif^fly i„ big nif.ral imatc, 

which acco <iinjr t.o tiie upos le is 

r gli/ousn 89a> (3 tiue liolness. Eph. 

4 : 24. ' n ih p image < f God, ■sa- man 

made. G<di- love liu' a ihoigh 

mar, ij^as m-de in the image > f G d, 

\ei be was not n adf immutable. 

Thi-i would have been imoDSisiant 

wi h tlia Hiate of irial in which God 

>Wii8 pleaeu 1 1 plft'e I'im. lie was 

■th-reii re creaifd able to s arid, a d 

jet lialrle to 'all. N' w God lad told 

li m b'-'oie. tba' in tlie dwy liion eai- 

est • f ihat 'Vuit thou sliali ^u e'y die. 

and the wo d of lie Lord cannot le 


Now I mus' come a IImIc rearer 
to ti e poll t. Hiiw raust a nan be 
born jtgriin ? Wliat is the n-iture of 
ilie new biiili ? This is 'be second 
qufsii in, ard it is < f the highest rao- 
metit I hat can te c nceived We 
ouyl.t not theref re, in so wt^i^hty a 
matter, t • beconte twit'i a s ifilii in- 
quiry, bu' to eiam'i e it with all pos- 
sib'eciie. md to pmider ii in > ut 
} ca-ts til we fully ui der^tand t^ i- 
\erv itppor aiit p int, and c parlv fce 
bow we ; re to le ben ag in. E| h 
2:1. Mh m hath he qiickentd ? 
tb ee>>ii<> were dtari i[i tre^pas es 
and ^in. Bu God who i-" r ch in 
m»rcy. for his grra' love wb<rcwith 
he lovid U-, fven wlien we wcr* dead 
in fi ns, I a'h lie quicker ( d us t geiher 
wi h Ct'iiirt. "By gr. ce^eare8!lved.'' 
Bi h Trd )>•• tlireii ai d t-isters it is a 
gnat qualifies ion to all p rso! s to be 
horn ;'g-iip.. To I e t e sons atid 
dangliiers of the livii g G d Jt it- as 
imp 8S b e 10 I cc me a fhild < f G d 
wil' our, legcerjit oi', sis it is lo bt- a 
child of man withont gciieration. 
Se i g wp are ot God'-< in mits, ihe 
grea^e-ii lefoimatiin <f life that Citn 
be attain d »<> without this new life 
wrought in the fcul, may produce our 
funlnr de usion, l ui never our sal- 
vation 'J his I ew liie in the peo,de 
»>f God d siov rs iise f l>y C' nvicti n. 
or « deep setise o! div tie thing-. They 
arf coi v need ot ilie ^vll ot -in. the 
sinner is made to feel thaf, ihc sin 
which was his delight, is m<re l<ath- 
B ae th in asprjent, and a grea'er 
CTi! th n the plague, or f»mii e. Be- 
in;^ a b'eac'i i f t<w rig'teous law of 
God dishonniab e to him ano distruc- 
live to the soul. 

Oue |ioi..l mo'e, let me be bnrn 

. a;a'n, let me be brrn fii m abo^e. 

Take awav whais ever feemeth thee 

good, re|.u atioD, fortune, frieuds, 

I.ealth, and < verytliing of an earthly 
I harac or. Only give nie this, to be 
born again. D ny roe what you rnay, 
but deny me r <it the birth ot the spir- 
it. To be received ainor.g the chil- 
dren of G d. L< t me he born, r ot 
of corruptahln s'ed, lut incorrupt ble, 
by tbe word ot G 'd wi icti live h 
and fbiileth fortver. And thm let 
me dailv grow in g'ace and iu our 
Lord and Sfavior Jesns Christ. 

Then, onle then we fpel, 
Gur interest in bis blood, 
And cry with joy unsi^eakable, 
Ibou art my Lord my God. 

Hast Hivp.r, \V. Va. 


L. H. M. 

I've been thinl-ing, that if every 
one d d hs duty, he would not h^ve 
t me o hnd fault wiili hij n» ighbor. 
I've bet n ihjnki' g, if we would prac- 
tice what we priacb, ▼« would not 
1 ly 8i> manv si 8 on ibe shi ul d. rs < f 
others. Con-i teiicy is a rare jewe', 
and shiuis thr ugh tbe daikiiees of 
bigot rv. 

I've be^n thii king if our own feet 
did not turn s > olteu into bv and (or- 
b.ddtn paths, we wou d have a weijiht- 
ier influence over tlinse who have not 
yet lean ed tlie wisdom of God 

I"v" hteu thinking if we would let 
ou. ligl't so shine, oitiers Wi uld \'a'\ 
in wi ii XI e oflfirs of m> icy and cling- 
ing to the cri'ss wou d find je^ce in 
believiiig and joy in doing. 

I've b tn thinking if christians 
wcie more cliaitaile. ihegnspel could 
be 8 nt to perishirg thousauda aud 
to latioi 8 (it ii g in darkness. 

I've been thiukiog if the money 
uselessly sp nt, weie placed io '.he 
Lord's ir<aEuiy, a house of worship 
would crown mmy a barre liill-top, 
where only briers and iiushes grew, 
and the song ( f praise, aid ihe voice 
of devotion «ouUi be heard, wheie 
now is •> il/ a bo-vling waste. 

I've been thinking i* every broth- 
er and sisie" in the Lord, would liy 
hv as the Loid I as pro8| ered them, 
the I oor with <ustreiclied hands. 
W' uld no cry in vain, 'GiVC, Give." 

I've been il inking if pei p e were 
98 t arne,-t in ibe pursuit of ihe Lord's 
busii ess as they are in iheir own bu 
t-in 8s, ad as systen atic, the world 
would be christianized in a short time. 

I've been thinking it ciri=iians 
would live as | i'g'ims and Strang is 
here, u-ing the wcr'd as not abll^ing 
it, bow bright their faith atd hope 
wou'd grow. 

I've breu thinking if the fruit ot 
the i-piiit, love, j y, and peace were 
our daily compauious, heaven would 

be very ntarour foiils to-day, to mor- 
low, a\e Hiid HI ti! we shou d s eo 
over the river thjt divides the seen 
foim tl e unseen. 

'EM OUT." 


I happened at a friend's house a 
shoit tirae ag'>, wliH'e a canvasser 
was earnestly engaged wiih the man 
of the house liegging for money to 
pay for a cotiaie organ they had 
i)<>ught and placed in their little 
churcli house, Tne friend refused 
to give aiiyibing tiward defraying 
such expeuce?, saying he was not ia 
favor ot i,, &c. But I never saw a 
child beg fiT candy more perfi-'st- 
ently than this c»n vaster lieggeH for 
fifiy Cents, al last t' e fiiend yield- 
ed and said, I will give you a dol- 
lar, l>ui do yon think it will do any 
good? Oh, I tell you it brings 'em 

That there is a prevailing, and 
increasing di.«position on the pait 
of the people to al)-ent themselves 
from the place appointed for the 
public worhhip of G. d, is a fact po- 
tent to all true churchgoers; and 
it is painful to Ihe humble cbiistian 
to contemplate tiiis general dfmor- 
alization and torppro\e the evil 
.sboulil be the concern of all God's 
people. But I am doubtful wheher 
the iDtrodu( ti<in oi & cotiage organ 
into a church-house is a legitimate 
means to bring 'em out. I know 
that gcKid butit-tamial cliurch-houf-es 
have been pulled do^n and sub>ti- 
luted with very cottly edeBres, 
adorned w th all the -tyle and splen- 
dor nf modern architecture ; stain- 
ed glass window.*, cushioned pewe, 
ornamented pulpits, high towring 
steeples, &c, while the comers 
thereto are enlivened and enter- 
tained with the fol! and well drawn 
tones of a one to ten thousand 
dollar organ, all of which is, they 
say intended to draw the people to 

I ODCP reasoned with an advocate 
of this system at the door of one of 
ih»8e church houses. I asked him, 
did you make your calculation how 
long these things will retain there 
charu ? 40 or 50 years, when these 
will be stale aud uninviiing, as was 
tbe good and »ubstantial one you 
pulle.l down to make room for this 
one, then what will your chihlnn 
do to draw the people to them ? 
He t^aid, I have never thought of 
it iu that way. But said I, that is 
the way you must think of it. 
When your fathers forty years ago. 



built the bouse you have pulled 
d(.WQ to make ronm fur this one, ii 
was to them us ia>itiiig and at- 
traciive as this one is to yon; but 
to _, nu it was Stale, out of style, out 
of faslno?i aud uninviting ; and in 
forty or fifty years i ence, this to 
your children will be the same ; then 
what will thev do? Up ansvertd, 
I really don't know. Well I will 
tell you what; silvfr shrines must 
be made for the god Dianna. Siiper- 
8Cii|)tioDS nnd idolatrous paintings 
will adorn your cliurch-hi.usys, as 
they will say, for the purpose of 
-drawing the people to tlum. 

This nystem adapts the church to 
the worM, and not the woi Id to tfie 
church, and hence is radically wrong. 
God ordained ibe church as Ibe 
body of (Jlirist ; t!ie griund ami 
pillarof the truth. And being this, 
all men must be drawn into her for 
Balva'iuu ; but not only by cottage 
organs, or ci'Stly array. J ius says, 
"Aid I, if I b*^ lifted u(> from the 
faith, I wi IdryWidl men unto me." 
Job. 12: 32 This he said signi 
fying what death he should <lie. 
That is aft.r 1 s-hall l^ave been rru- 
ciBed, and risen again ; then by the 
faithful prtacliing of my word, 1 
will through the influence of m\ 
spirit draw all men unto me. It 
was one of hi-* characterisiies that, 
''unto lim shall tlie gaihering of 
the people be." ((^n. 49 : 10.) 
S> the only true means to draw the 
people to the church is preaching, 
and obeying his wi>rd faithfulls. 
His wor<l is, and will ev(r he new. 
and i.B attractions will endure for- 

The so enlli d church has c intrib- 
uted hfr full qu' ti of causes to ten- 
der I erself unattractive to the peo- 
ple, as well as to drive them away 
frntr. her. The reading cold, dry, 
insipid and dead manscript for ser- 
mons, has no a'trac'ions for the 
maf-sts, and the continual begging 
fir money has but few charms fo 
thi m ; hence tie strategy, his first 
sermon, the preacher, the quarterly 
meetings t*ie revival meeting, bis 
farewell seimon &c. &.•. B ^t even 
thfse have Inst theii influence, and 
now the coitige organ must come in 
where a more cn.'tly one ca'in<it b^; 
obtained. Gentleman let me tell 
y"u it will nev r ans-^er the pu>-- 
po'e ; your theory is a f)nro!ogv. 

Brethrpn be not deceived, c me 
out of such parologism. The chnrch 
mut-t mould society to her and not 
society the church. The g spel of 
Christ is the power of Grid unto 
ealvalion to all them that believe 

it ; let it be, as it truly is, pani- 
mi'Unt to all (ther things ; it only 
can, will, and oiigl t to draw peo- 
ple to, and into tlic(;hnreh, preach 
it faiihrully, and enfirce all its dis- 
ci()'ine. and all that will be saved, 
will bp added unto tbechuri-h. Tlie 
sanctified heart, wit'i regenerate 
vocil organ is the only instninieut 
wherewith to render acceptable mu- 
sic to God, use these fieely, and 
leave the cottage organ out of the 
church, and out of your houses. 

■ i«ii . ■ 


BY J. W. BLOtrCH. 

We find when the time drew 
near, that the long promised M-'s 
siah should come, G id prepared 
himself a people ready to receive 
and to raise up Chrs*, as M>'8ps 
said t> them, a p ophet shdl the 
Lord thy G >d raise up from among 
vour bre hren like uiit> me, him 
sha 1 ve hear in all t lings wha'so. 
ever he shall say unto you. Next 
we fi'd when he was horn, thaf the 
angels appeared unto the shepherds 
in the fiplds hy night,, and said 
glory to G d in the highest, on 
earth, pea'-e, good will to men. 
Now prace was promised to man by 
the angels, but how soon do we find 
that this peace was rijocted by man, 
ami sought to destroy him^ so as to 
fulfill the prophecy. Then we find 
that t^ie Ume came that he should 
enter int> the pries'lv office, to 
'eich and reveal his Iliavenly Fa- 
ther's will. 

Now God preitared " man namfd 
John fie Baptist to go be'ore him 
t> preach repentance and baptism 
tor tl e remissim of sins, ami when 
he was in the wilderness round 
about J irdan, all Jerusalem and 
J. idea uent out and were biptized 
of Jihii ic J irdan, con'essiiig their 
sins. Christ ma'V his appearante 
to be baptiz'd of J 'hn, bur he tor- 
bade him and said, ' I have m e 1 t > 
be baptiz d of thee and comest t'lOu 
tome?" J sus answeied "lei it b^■ 
80 now, as it bee nsieth is to fn'fid all 
righteousness pnd he snffV'red him," 
and when be was baptized he 
straightway came up out of the wa- 
ter, the heavens opened and the 
spirit in tie bodily shape of a 
dove lighting upon him, a voice 
from heaven was h''ard, to sav "this 
is my beloved Sod, in whom I am 
well pleased." 

N iw here we have the witness 
from heaven by the .?pirtt in a bod- 
ily s'lape of a dove and then the 
Fattier gave a token that this act 

was acceptiblf i'l liis sight, gave 
evi 'ence by the word, this is my be- 
loveil .S in. 

N >w they all c >uld see and hear 
fir themselves, and so cin we 
\e'. He n >w commenced teaching 
the Gos|iel of peace. First he went 
about all Galilee teaching and 
pnaei ing the Go-ipel of the king- 
dom, and healing all m inner of 
dl-enSe am!)ng the peon'e, and they 
bn U;^h' unto hiii> sick that were 
taken with divers diseases and he 
healed them all ; and we do not 
find of one instinre where he failed 
in j)erf(Ciing a full cuie. Tnis no 
Pnysician can do. but he did it all 
without price. He now commences 
his sermon on the Mount, wherein 
tie gave US a good less 'n, which we 
always ong t to have in our minrl. 
He said, -Ble-sed are they which 
do hunger aud t'lirst ai er ri ■ h'e >u.^- 
ufss, fir they si all lie fi bd, blessed 
(ire the mercifnl for they shab ob- 
tain raeny." Wliat a great promise 
in these worils, "Bles-^ed are the 
peacemakers f>r they shall be c«ll- 
el the children of' G-d." Tr.e 
apostle Paul says, if the children 
t en are heirs of God and j lint 
heirs wfh C rist. He let peace 
as a legacy to bis church. Peace I 
nave with you, and peaC'' I give 
unto you. How often he said peace 
he with you. It' we lok,tothe 
tross, we see U' t dng iu Chri't, liut 
'ove and peace. It was there he 
made pe:<CP IvtveenGorl and man. 

We fi d ha- tl e a post e tMUgh' 
■he si'.ne doctrine deirly helove 1 
av nge not y ur^e ve. bu rather give 
plac u 'o wrat*!, th"iffj e if ill ne 
enei y hunger, feed him, if h • thirst, 
give I iiTi d ink, for in so (h i. g thou 
sha't henp coa's f fire on his h ad. 
The who e gofp 1 teaches lorbea anca 
an'i f igi^ene-8, avenge not y ur- 
s Ives f >r it is wii ten yeng'anc-i \i 
mo ei will repiy sitli t e L ird. 
Now we see that we i;ave no r ght ac- 
CO ding to scripture 'o ave ge our- 
selve'. I on str.keu-moue cheek 
we sha 1 ' ffet him the ot er a so, and 
if . ne tike your coat let b m, have 
y. ur c'oak a!s • Bu' n w in our 
days 11103 p'OjVe prof'-s to be chris- 
t ans, bur whei the e isa ii tlesorae- 
t'li g that goes again t them, soon 
you Will h ar them tlirea ening. > itber 
v^i h the fi3t or witti tte lnw of the 
cu it.y, iiis ead of priying f .r !heir 
iinmies. Bub ethrea let us be 
sttadfast and tnM fa-t to Christ's 
teachings, as the a() sile Paul 8a\s, 
•fori eating one ano her in love, en- 
deav ri' g to teep he unity if the 
bpirit in ihe bonds ol pcaco." 





Mr. Brumbaugh : — 

Having left honop in 
Virginia and ci me here to this city. 
I wish to contritjute a few lines for 
the benefit of the readers of the Pil- 
grim. I left Virginia, took train 
at B'>iisacl<8 defjc t. Roanoke Co., on 
the 10 h of January, to fjnchburg; 
there I bougt.t a through ticket to 
Indianapolis, Indiana. Laid over 
at Lynchburg three hours, then 
took the train to Charlotteville, 
where 1 changed cais for Hunting- 
ton, W. Va. I procured a lay-over 
ticket at Rencevert Station for one 
day to see my brother. I preached 
there at night, and next day took 
t' e train lo complete my journey to 
Huntington ; arrived there al tj p. 
m. Fri'm ihere I took boat, the 
"Fleetwood," and sailed down the 
Ohio to Cincinnati; trom thereto 
Indianapolis by rail; chai gfd cars 
there for Wsterloo, Ind. At this 
Stat on I laid over twelve hours. 
Then took the train for the last 
time for South Bend. Arrived here 
at 6 p. m. and fouud my Uncle well, 
P. R. Wrightsman, a miui.-ter of 
your church. I have been thinking 
<of going on to Colorado to take up 
a homeHiead of 1 GO acres of Govern- 
ment land, but expe(t 1 will remain 
here tne lemainder of the winter. 

I passed through some very beau- 
tiful courtry, as well as sime that 
was hilly and rough. Traveling 
through mountains, bills, vallieF., 
:and over water, many majestic 
;scenes presented themselves to 
■view. While thus being delighted 
with the work of nature and art, my 
mind wandered back to the many 
I' ind friends and relatives I left in 
Virginia, with whom I had spent 
•myboy-bood days in going to school, 
•to church and to Sabbath school. 
The time had come when we had to 
pait, and man\ tender scenes rush- 
ed upon my memory. I wondered 
if I should ever again behold the 
yoirthful faces of the little boys and 
gills in school, who were storing 
their minds with useful knowledgn 
in order to succtssfnlly enter upon 
the great drama of lite. I wonder 
ed if they should en'er a useful 
field of labor when they became 
men and women. 

Tlie infant raind ! how linle do 
8ome parents try to cul ivate it. 
Though it is onmparBtively small 
and iuBig.uiiicant, if it is carefully 

trained, it will grow, expand, and 
develop, until a monument higher 
V'&n the pyramids of Egvpt marks 
the memory of a departed parent. 
Again, I left those young men and 
women who bad entered upon the 
duties of life, Some were Chris- 
tians: some were not. Others were 
teachers instructing the mind. I 
thought it very hard to be separa- 
ted from those young brethren with 
whom I had so early started out in 
the great work of the Christian min- 
istry, but I knew that we could not 
always labor t-gpther, that dutv 
called me tr the West to enter more 
fully upon my field of labor. May 
God bless all I have left behind. 
May they live use'ully, nobly, in 
this world that tbey may live in 
tlie world to come. 

Since I have arrived here in the 
city of South Bend, I am much 
(•leased with this country ; 1 think 
it the garden of the world. We are 
now haung snow (Feb. 5th). The 
bells are r'.nging in the streets, and 
business is lively. I have had the 
pUasiire of attending several of the 
Brethren's met ting with my Uncle 
since I have been here, and am glad 
to say that thev are more zealous in 
the cau-ie of Christ than some church- 
es in Virginia. They seem to have 
the subject of religion at heart. 
They ate at peace and cn-operate in 
spreading the gospel. I am pleased 
to know that the Brethren here are 
supporters of Sabbath-schools and 
education. May God hasten the 
lime when the whole church shall 
act together on these two subjects. 
Y ur church claims to have found 
ed Sunday schools in America, and 
if ttiis be the case, why are there so 
many that oppose them ? 1 find that 
the Brethren here hold more to the 
B b!e than to the "old order." I 
have been more pleased with the 
doctrines and principles of the 
Brethren church since I have arriv- 
ed here, than I ever was before. 
Having read some thealogry, (which 
wtiS nr;t acknowledged throughout 
the chuich) and hearings good deal 
of preaching from the old order, the 
natural coii''lusion would be, that 
such wtre the principles of the rt'Ao/e 
church. I love the B. Me and II i'S 
teachines that the B^^thren promul- 
ga'e. But when I find a people that 
teaches gospel, for the command- 
ments and traditions of men, that 
adds fo the "book of life," bring 
forth their own views and make 
t' em obligatory upon all that come 
, into the pales of the church ; su-^h a 
^eo|>le I think vt^ just ae far ifum 

God as those who do not teach the 
whole truth. Not only myself, but 
many others, would be pleased and 
come forward to assist in promulgat- 
ing the Bible and the interests of 
your church if only your true faith 
and principles would have been 
rightly exhilrited by all the mem- 
bers. I hope the day is m t distant 
when the minority will submit to 
the majority and all stand upon one 
common platform. R spectlully, 
John B Wriqhtsman. 
South Bend, Ind. 


Eas'on, Talbot Co. Md. 

Bro. J. C. McMullen: Your 
leiier of the 28ch of last month, 
came to hand last evening, and 
many of the brethren are waiting 
as you do to bear from me, and es- 
pecially my beloved brethreu of 
the Black River Ciiurch, Mtdina 
county, Oiiio. I will write through 
the Pilgrim, it our beloved editor 
will publish. 

Dear brethren and sisters in 
Christ. We still eijoy good health 
for which We feel to thank the 
Lord. The inquiry has come from 
different ones, whether the few 
members that are here on the east- 
ern shore of Maryland hold meet- 
ings. We I ave had no appoint- 
ment for public preaching as yet. 
Our houses are not suitable and the 
school houses are small, but we do 
meet together every Lord's day and 
have worship, and after worship we 
try to instruct the children to read. 
Our neighbors meet with us and 
seem to be much in favor of the 
school. We would like if some of 
the brsthren would come and help 
us in the work of tho Lord. Hope 
they wil'. Many have promised to 
come to see us. We will try and 
make them comfortable. Bro. Sam- 
uel Garver and all you brethren 
and sisters of the church at Black 
River and elsewhere, how are you 
getting along in the work of 
the Lord. Let me bear from 
from you, either publicly or by pri- 
vate letter. Remember we like to 
hear from you, us well as you from 
us. May the blessing of the Lord 
rest upon us all. 

Joseph Rittknhouse. 


Osceola Mo., February 3rd 1876. 

Dear Brethren Editors : — 

I tixve not Been any reiortin your 

columns from Sou h west Mo and as 

oLurcb uetvi are beiog eolioited from 



various parts of the brotherbo'd, I 
thought periiaps it would n-'l be out 
of place to drop jou a few lines as it 
may be of interest to some. Our 
church members here are considera- 
bly feoatterfd cyer St. C air a^d Ce 
dar Counties. Our number of mem- 
bers is about 35 Bro. Addison W. 
Baker of Co. has theover-ight 
• four little church. Th s \ ear there 
is an al undaut rrop. aid there is 
plenty for all. There is feed enough 
through the country for two common 
winters, such as we generally have in 
south-west Mo. Th' re has been but 
little winter weather t ere yet. At tuis 
date corn is more p'entiful than it 
has been for many years, and is sell- 
ing for fifteen cents per bushel. Times 
are livening up t'- what they were, as 
we had seveial failnrts of crops. 
Brtthren wi^hil■g cluap h mes would 
d 1 well to come aid bCf this pan of 
the wesf. We would ?ay lo brethren 
coming west, tl-ey can find us, com- 
ing frc m the eas , in tl e U. P. R. R. 
and take the M K T. road at ISe- 
dalia ai d f-top off at Appleton City, 
St. Clair C<>. thence to Osceold, 
We earnestly reqiie-t all who can, as 
they pa^s through Mo to make this 
oi e of their sioi'ping places, and espe- 
cially laboring bretliren. Wme to 
us and we will meet you at Appleton 
City. Now as I don't want to be 
lengthy, and as I am not in the prao- 
ise ol writing much I will close, 

Jacob A. Yost. 


"We, the brethrtn of the Swan 
Creek church met in C' uncil on tiie 
25th day of Decmber 1875 After 
preliminary business was adjusted, 
the following qsestion was put lo the 
meeting: Are the bieihren <f this 
arm of the church wil iig to appeal 
t'> our n^xt Di-trict Met ting ci mp<E- 
ing the north-western district of Ohio, 
to select ( ne or two brethren, s und 
in the faith, t" serve one year aa evnn- 
geli te to preach m and along the 
Bubuii'B ot ihe above-named di-trict, 
and to pay t' eir iropoition loward 
the Bupjort if these tvangelists. 
Unanimously agreed. 

We, there'bre, the brethren of the 
Swan Creek church make this appe.l 
to the elders c mpo^^ing the north- 
western di trie o( Ohio, to counsel 
their members on this imp irtant sub- 
ject, and to ins ruct cheirt delegates 
to report at above-i amed ULstrict 
Meeting, so that laid n'ceting may 
take steps toward spreading tl e gos- 
pel. Brethren a nolle work has been 
started in III ; let its keep the good 
work moving; l«t vis pat our sboUidera 

to the gosi'el sh'p, and help to sprea I 
ihe gUd tidi gs lo parts vvlnre the 
irui' doctrine is a'mo-t unknown, wnd 
so fulfill the ( omtui-ision, "Go ye 
thertfoie and teach all nati' ns," &:. 
By Older of il^e church. 

R. K. Be[{Kf.yb]le. 


Bremen, Mulenburg Co Kt. "1 
January 27ih, 1876. j 
Go ye into all the world and preach the 
Gospel to every ceature — Mark 16 : 15. 

To all the faithful in Christ 
greeting. My mind has often been 
deeply impressed with the impor- 
tance of the grpft rommission g^iven 
hy our blessed Matter, and while I 
am glad to know that many of our 
dear brethren and sister are waking 
np to a deeper sense cf its impnr 
tance, there is sill a great lack of 
sometbing on our part. You say 
what ib if ? !■< 't love for the cause 
of Christ? He that love'h not 
knoweih n t God, for God is love. 
1. John 4 : 8. Is it because salva- 
tion is of such little importance? 
"What shall it pn fit a man if he 
gain the whole world, and los=e 
his own soul." Is our brotberhoi d 
tio poor to assist in the good work? 
Remember the worth vf one sou'. 
'"Little children love not the world 
neither the things ihat are in the 
world, for if any man love the 
world, 1 1 e love of the Father is not in 
him. J hn. 

H.Hve we no ministers? Please 
refr-r to the Brethren's Almanac, 
and then look behind the table next 
Sunday. W'ill thev not go, or will 
you not help them ? !)■• y'>u say go 
bri thren ? ''We are helpers together 
with God." Paul. '-Let the dead 
bury the deid, but go thou and 
preach the kingdom of God." Je- 
sus. Have we no system ? Yes ; 
we have irore system than means, 
and more system *hao missionaries 
in the field. Who will be respon- 
sible at the great day of jndg.Tient? 
Now dear brethren and s'st'TS 
here is tbeSateof Keiitutky, with 
! er thousands of precious souls, and 
so far as I know, not one fully or- 
ganized church in it, while in tins 
and some of the adjoining counties 
there has been some members for 
years. I have been inf irraed that 
the Brethren once had an or- 
ganized church here, but the old 
brethren died t fi" and that left them 
withont a preacher. They waited 
long, but was neglected. They 
waited and withered, some went 
here and some there, until within 

tlie last tvvo years the last of tlie 
flock has gone to the Baptists, where 
if they had been properly ca>ed for, 
1 0-day the Brethren mig't have a 
number of well organized churches 
in this State. And perhaps the 
reason of tiiib neglect was because 
the ministering brethren had to 
either bear all the burden of trav- 
eling a long distance, pay their own 
expenses, lose their time from their 
business, or let it go down, and 
down it went. It is perhaps true 
that some of the brethren in this 
Stale took a trip to Babylon some 
years ago and never got back, vet 
there were some ttiat remained faith- 
'fnl. If they had been fed and nour- 
ished, the few might have ranlti- 
f)lied into m.iny. Miiiy that once 
wi.shed, hoped and waited, hawe 
now g(/ne from earth to their long 
home, where the voice of our bieth- 
ren can never reach them. Miy the 
Lord pardon them and our neglect 
of duty. 

Now dear brethren and sisters of 
Illinois and Indiana, there is a lit- 
tle fl iCE of some fifteen or sixteen 
tender lambs in Hendgrson Co., 
Ky. Will you feed them? Will 
you help them until they get able 
to help themselves? And there are 
more ab lut ready to enter the ser- 
vice. The little flock here are most- 
ly p'or, and so cannot pav your 
travelii g expenses, yet much good 
mi(;ht be done if the brethren will 
Of m" and preach. Mike your ar- 
rangements to stay at least two or 
three weeks. E^ansville is your 
(mint to come t >, and fr<'m thtre to 
Henderson. Henderson is on the 
liank of the Ohio River, 10 miles 
below Evansvi.le. The members 
live some six miles south-east of 
Henderson. You can most always 
find teams groing out. You can ad- 
dress Jdhn P. Gish. Henderson, Ky., 
'T I was authorized by Mr. Geo. 
W Scantland to direct the Brethren 
to come to his house. He is not a 
member, but he is able and willing 
to make the brethren comf irtable 
while with hina. 

Now to the brethren that have 
not the burden of the ministry. It 
will best became you to take this 
matter in hands. Raise the means 
and assitt in sending a brother to 
these members. Just think if you 
had no preaching, how would you 
fee' for some bnther to cnree and 
preach. Then won't you be liberal 
and help in this good work ? "Work 
while it is day." (Jesus.) 

Brother E. D, Kindig of Va., 



lia- leti fnr Ihui c, s" we a'C D'uv 
j>ri,Sj>tctiiig a ive. M ire Ai on. 
James R Uish. 


Oak Hill. W. Va 
FhI.. lot I 
Bro. Brumbaugh : — 

W. Va \ 
FhI.. loth, 18<"6. / 

As [ liave a few 
siibscriueis natuts to send yoii, I 
thuuglil 1 Willi d rry to L'i>-e ymx 
and ibe rea(ifr8i(t the Pii grim a 
short report, ul this part ot VV. Va. 
As ibr eliurch luaiiers we are jrer- 
tiiig ailing nbodt as usual ; ii'« ailJi- 
liiiiiS since my la-t rej)i;rt. We still 
haveretiuiar preautiiii.^ by our breth- 
ren. The litalili lit tie brethren 
and sir-te.s is generally good with a 
iiew txcepliou". We liave tiad a 
very open winter so fur and some 
very uiee warm days. Wi ea' looks 
wtli tlie tarmera b«y. 1 have Seen 
ni ue myself The grass in tha yard 
loi ks like Miy, quite t;recn and the 
fl iwersare budiiii gtobloom. Farm- 
ers are l)nsy at, work. 

Tiie wtiite winjjed messeogor is 
coutiiiumg its welcome visi « to us 
again ai.d u is received with glaii 
nes.s by your uuwoithy sisier and 
all that it comes to. I lielieve ail 
who ial<e it ate hiII pleastd ; ariri 
all I liave heard Iroiu love the 
Young Liseiple very much. I t'dnU 
it a "obie pitper fir tiie young. 
On, dear bieliien and sisteis ho« 
we (luglit totiy to eiicuurajie lie 
yoiin^ to read gcMil religious p^ri- 
odiials, mul te|)ieiully our \ou'n/ 
Jiieti. YfS our ciiil Iren and our 
iieighboi'n cbiidreii. We lan see 
and hear ot s much wickedne-s go- 
ing on in Hub worlcl and some very 
near us. S ine very eiuel nlllr■lel^ 
liuv e been C'ininidt il here in \V. Vi<. 
'lids « iiiier, c f v\ lii h no doiil t si.nie 
of our reiidt rs have ■ iieard. There 
■wei'e l«o you g niefion Christ mas 
■day miirdernl! A cnaU i ear CharleSr 
t ti VV. Va. m a most riuel ntamer 
was put 111 prison at the siiine nam-" 
ed place, and in one tnonth wa-- 
takeu QUI by a ruob and hung at 
the hour of miduigbt. At the same 
place ttiis' was done aU' thei man 
wa-i liui'g at ihe same tiine and 
place 'fr nnirdtring a inmi in 
'Ciirlt'ston Thp^e w. re very wii'k-^ 
e'd l)oy8 who (lid not t)l>;y their pa- 
rente. Oi.e rau off" troto his wid- 
owed iiiother ^nheo veiy young 
She heard (if his a\Vful df'ath and 
St nt f r his runiaii.s to be taken to 
her. O^i, young men lake wurnfng 
and ohe» v..ur parenis, frlrfftd 

i ig when he was on ihe ^all ws, 
tnat diMitieyiiig his nn ther was tiis 
tir-t sti p toward the galiOws. Ttiose 
men were ii t xicaied when they 
d 'I e the murder. Oi, how much 
better for young men to spend tinir 
leisure hours in reading some goo.i 
pape's or books. 

I think a grewt res()onsil>iiity 
rfS'S on parf nti. How we ought to 
pray for our ch Idren and teach 
them to love and ohey the S.tviur 
while quite yoyng, and do all we 
can to n ake home interesnng: t ■ 
them, by giving them certain ei jo - 
meuts to enwHge in, such as goofi 
papers and books and gOi'd Ci m- 
pany. I do not think tliat a com- 
pany of young folks canni t engage 
in aoyt'iinu nicer than singing, to 
spend their leisure hours. 

I eij lyed t'le jileasure of going to 
t;!iurch lasl iSubbaih. It way a very 
muddy lainy day, but "liere was a 
very Uice Conipany of young nien 
gaihertd there and were engaged in 
singing when 1 went in. They 
have MUging by the choir every 
meeting day at our church. Oh, ii 
made my heart rejoice, when 1 look- 
ed on and saw ami heaid tiem sing- 
ing so nicely. Tliose that were imi 
engaged ii singing were looking on 
very aaeutively. Oh, children 
'bey your parents for you don'i 
know how it makes a d ar muth- 
ei's heart ache to see her son out 
side the sanctnry standing around 
laughing and talking when tney 
have been so often warneil id tl eii 
danger, and told their duty. 1 lia\e 
tliree sons that are young men and 
none of tliem are members if any 
ehurchr, but I do hi pe and pray the 
L rd will S| are i hem and not cm 
them down iin[.ri |>ared for his htav- 
eoly mansions. Dear lireihren ami 
sisiers I now close o^y few broken 
remarks i>yi • asking lan iiiterest in- 
your prajers in their behalf anid 
don't forget your unworthy sifter, 
^ N. Ckduse. .1 


Dear Fi'grim: — 

As there has been, 
inncl' said in, the Vindicator «Ih)ui 
tlie Supper being off tne lable at 
t'le lime of leetMasliing,, 1 have. felt, 
for 6 me time to feive a leason of I 
the hope thai is in me, and as I au> | 
oi.o ot ibe oldeot in this part if the I 
Brotherhood, I hope the bretJiren 
will bi ar with me in presenting il e ■ 
lisih- that I !i«ve olilaitud Ironi the - 
LuCli Uiruli^ UiW0iva|A9i, \i iitll r 

we hold the Lord's Siip[)er, we have 
tin dishes about nine incties in di- 
ameter f r the Soup, aid white 
pUtes for the meal tnat fit on the 
dis'hjaijd exte d over a little eo 
t.iey can be lilted on and off. Ttie 
hrethreii brii g the soup hot on the 
table and liUewise the meat anil set 
It on the soup oish, so thut by the 
ticnefeetwa^hinglsov■e^it ispdit^ible 
10 eat. Now bre bren I am not s icoii- 
lentious iu these matiers. If Iciiance 
to come where the brethren have it 
Off the tables until alter feeiwashiug 
1 have nothing to say. I can com- 
mune with them. I don't want to 
lord over God's heritage. It Paul 
iiad not found the Corinthian 
church, more out of order than 
thes little thinys he would have 
praised them. We may 8trc:.iii at a 
gnat aud shallow a camel. 1 have 
oeen at taverns and Cal od for a 
nual and bad to st to a ta:)le 
wiili no'h'Bg on, but |>re6eiitly the 
waiter came around and brought a 
lud meal, aud at oti er times the 
full meal was on the table, so I hud 
no reason to complain. No-v if the 
Lord had tnought having the Sup- 
per on or off the table wou d make 
us unwrthy communicants, he 
would liave given it to i.s more 
minutely like iie<iid iu f^et-wjs dug 
where he gave it by exam|'le and 
Command aud still there is jarring 
about it. According to tiiC light 
1 possess through the Lord, each 
cliurcb s'lould have the privilege t) 
^erve the L'lrd bccorbing to tne 
ligt»i he has given tiiem. We read 
of seven churches in RevlutioiS 
aud eacii churcli was called upon to 
give an account ol' itself. 

But now I will talk of facts that 
was revealed Irom Inaven. Cnrist 
says the meek snail inlierit die 
eanh. Humble yourselves there- 
jfos^j under the miglitjy hand ot G>^d_ 
alid IB .d,ue time jie shall e^'lial^ 
y.ou. Condescend tojoieu Ot low is-" 
lai,e ; Joe .(ioij 1 ejiisteih the proud' 
land gVvelli graie. to ihe i umlJtf.v' 
iCiitiip out ul the world ; b\ye s^i- 
iaraie and touch iiOt the' uueleaiij 
thing anil 1 will receive yo/j, aii4.,bef 
a lattj. r u/.to you, and yiju sr.all 
;be ui_\ so.iS anil dai^tihieri-, ,^ 

Out tielovid, brotlier 1). P. Sij-. 
IfT hti4 ^iven us sou^e good, le;6^'U«- 
ill tiie. .Ftb.uiir.y uuniber of ttjjBj 
Vindieqlor and . l^kewipe _>ip tlje" 
PiLOiUM w.i alfctter to J. S. Fb'O'v 
How wei ^hl•uld be ^oor^ed. , witlf3 
tn'e doctrine of. Ciiri8i» Let us be^ 
'careful on wboitl Wi la} iianil?. Let 
iiR take the adviie ot our lnloved 



son Time. thy, that lufire we pn>- 
ceefJ to lay on hanils or i>rJain bisb- 
op« 8te ihbt the evidences are I'lind 
within I'iui and his family, >l>at be 
is walking iu the light. We aie 
to he a light to <he w.irld ai.d the 
salt of 'be earih. t)l the aimnd- 
anc of the hean . e month sjiea)<"- 
eth ad. hv the fruits ve '-ha)l know, 
the tru'. T'^e fruit is aiwa's on 
the Outside ('f t^e tree, atid if a 
man tells me he is led by the Huly 
GtiO-t and 1 cau't see the sign J 
douLt bis prof elision. 

Jacob Steel. 


£ro, Brumbaugh : — 

We rea(i i-our 
ideas in the Pilgrim conctinii g the 
SaLhatli. scmeiiines wrongly called 
the day of the Lord, and as you wish 
light ill regaid to it, I will tiy ii- 
give you ir^y opiijioi s ubuut i . In 
the first place it feeim o em'arrass 
yo'i, that even some brethren and 
aisters do not esteem the day, as you 
tl ink it ought to be. 

I urideistaiid you dear bnther, 
most every hody. who tal-es an iu- 
tertst in leligion talkb of keeping one 
day of tl e v.eek to serve God and 
there with satisfies bis coi science for 
the six other, days; I u: for a chiis 
tiau a believer iu the Loid Jrsus, 
who alone could and did fulfill tli& 
law " f God ail da\s are alise. Ruia. 
U:5. CI. 2:i(>. 23. 

Dear brother. Ciiri>t Jesus mai'e 
us fr e from the law of sin aini death, 
"iberefure sf : nd lii-t in tho liberty ; 
wherewith Christ butli made us free, 
and be not entaog ed nguiri with the 
jokeof b.jmiage Gal. 5:1. Search 
the Sciiptiires and the truth shall 
makn you free. Rom 4 : 10 F r 
Christ is the end of the Iw for 
riglitousn^ss to every . .one 
lievetli. ■; ;■'..'.,."''■-';"'!!-'■'! 

. fSeoondly, you roistxfeethp Lord's 
day, fortlie one of the week ; 
brother, the firtt day of the Week 
las ro relat on whatever vi,!i the 
day ol the Lord. 1. Tbess. 5 :2 
F<ir yourselvrs kno»v | erlectly tba' 
the day i>t tb^ L r^ Sy comi tb a-^ a 
thief in the night. He;e \ou ne 
the dilferw ce clearly,- We like to 
aee the day of the, weeli and. iu.fcom- 
munii>u Miib ihe'n praise aud thank 
^nd glorif) ibe Lor<l, who lov^d u» 
whenyet we were sipners. This s 
necessary to cidtivate onr. faittand 
hope and charity, however it would 
be >»11 the fame to ui if it were on 
Monday, Wtdne-day or even Satu'- 
dav, tor we are bouml to glorify God 

and sin. ho| i 'sr to ssve tome out of 
diirkne s. John 3 : 16. 

Dear brother, ihn day of tl'C Lor^l 
is the cen'er of t'ne Scri(iiure. We 
re»d of i lin Gen. 2 : 3, and Gid 
hlcsse'iandasnctirie I thesiventh d^iy 
We find in Revelation 1 : 10 I 
was n h» spirii <ui tlic Iv< rd's da> 
and heard beh iid me a groat voice a- 
of a iruii pet sayinir. -Write the 
things which are and bething-* «hicli 
shall he hireafter." And Peter 
,-peakn of that day en the I'enteco-t, 
Act^ 2 : 1(). 22. Directing to the 
pro,.heC7 of Joel 2: L8. 32, and 
mmy more p ■ phet-* and aposi'C' 
8| eak of the ady of ibt J.ord as the 
day yei to come. 

J. H. Wai.tkrs 


JOHN — Near Roann, Miami Co., Ind., 
September 18, 1876, Muivina Juhu, ased 
17 years, 6 ruoutlis and 2 days 
Tht- deceased was a daughter of Joseph 
John, a member of the ir^quirrel Creek 
CDDgrcgation, in Wabash Co., Ind. Her 
d'atii w;i8 causes by brain fever. Mel 
vina seemed to be the friend of every one 
who knew her, and her pari nts are left 
to mouru the loss of one \*hose life seem- 
ed as short as the Spring day and as 
sweet as the songs of the birds she loved 
so well. She was buried at the Roann 
graveyard. Funeral services performed 
by brother David Nefi to a very laice 
and solemn congregation. B. Nefp. 
MAUGliE.— In the Swan Creek Church. 
Fultou C</., Ohio, Jan. 6th, 1876, Mary 
Ann, wife of brother Jacob Mangle, 
agt d 60 years, 6 raoLths and 31 days 
IhiB motlur iu Israel lived in holy 
matrimony 40 years, 4 months and 26 
days ; was the mother of eleven children 
two of whom preceded her in death. 
She was born iu Bedford Co., Pa., and 
in the J ear of 1850 she and family emi 
pirated lo Lucas Co , Ohio. She was a 
m' mber of the church for 25 years. Fu 
neral dlscou'Ee by the writer, from Rev. 
xiv. 13, 13, to an attentive coiigregat.on- 
A Berketbii.b. 

SNIDER.— In the Swan Creek Church, 
Fulton Ci>., Ohio. iMOther Henry Sni 
der, ^ged 81 years, lO^montbB and 23 

days . 

He enlisted under the banner of Kins' 
Imniauuel and conlinui d to be a faithful 
soldier irf the cross, serving in the office 
of deacou fie waw confined to his bed 
and helplers for I think over two years, 
but at las<; to his great joy and our 
sorrow, he chised his eyes to tl is world 
with a smile ou his face, as much asio 
say. now Lord, let thy servant depart in 
peace for ray eyes have seen and my ears 
heard that my eijht remaining childreri 
so far as we know, are safely enrolltd. 
are faithful menilieiB and on their way 
to Zion. He emigrated many years ago 
from Pa; to Ohio, tie, If-^vea m.any warm 
friends and brethren to mourn their loss 
Fis wife left a few years previous to his 
departure for mausv ns on high. He 
leaves 8 children, 64 LTand children and 
41 greatrgraud-children. Fnneral service 
by the writer, aseisted- by' brettireu A 
Stutsman and A. Berkeyliile from Heb. 

1 ; 8. R R. BEKKr.YBlLIi. 

Cliurch district. 'Tether Jo.seph A 

Coffinan, of Typhoid Fever. 

Hb was l> rn near Uavion, liockinif- 
hiim Co., Va., Jan. 1. 1887, died Feo. 
8th 1876. aged 39 years, 1 moritii a.< d 8 
diys. He left a witi (a sihlei-) six chil- 
dren and a Ihige nunil'er of lelaiives iind 
trieiids to mouiu their loss. He lived or 
come years a consistent member of the 
Brethren and gave evidence upon hisrlv. 
iiig bed that all was well. He was re- 
signed to the will of his heavenly Fatlier 
whethi r to live or die. ne bore his sick- 
ness with c' fortitude, never mur- 
mured or seemingly had any pain but 
p '.s.'-ed away lu tranquility and peace. 
Oh that we might all so live that when 
death comes we may die in peace and 
rseet ihose loved ones never more to be 
parted. The funeral was larg' ly atten- 
ded although the roidt were almost im- 
p>issilile, by sympathizing rnouniei-s. The 
'ccasion was improved from 2d Timothy 
4 : 7.8, by Eld. J. Thomas of Wa.shiug- 
ton Co., assisted by others. B. F. F. 


Tliousands of human beings aro yearly b >m on 
the swift current of dideas down to the grave, 
just bei-ause they do not possess a suffleieut kii«-wl- 
edge of iheinselves. A man mee.s his neighbor, 
ana the first salutation is, "How are youY" or 
"now is your health?" The reply frequently is 
"Oh, I am well, with the exception of a co.d." 
Most persons ligiitly regard a cold. Reader, do 
you know that a cold is one ofth'jmost danger- 
ous of maladies? A cold not only ciogs upth} 
p rersot the entire system, ind retaruS eircnla.- 
tion, but it is productive of Catarrh, which is 
quite apt to load to (JomsuiupLion. "Oh," you 
say, "It is nothing out a cold in my bead." True; 
but THAT COLD is really a mild for a of Oa.arrh, 
and Ifnotarreste in iis course will become oliron- 
ic. Catarrli is one of themoscdi8a>^reeable, oITen- 
eive affections in tho catalogue of diseases. The 
passatfe of tlie nose is obstructed, the ncnse of 
sme 1 Impaired, an.i there is a ^.isagree.tbie sensa- 
tion of pressure in the h ad. In the morj advan. - 
ed stages, there isadiaohar^e havint^ an offen- 
sive ouor. If the disease bo al owed i^i contiiiuo 
in its course, thiclc, hard incrustations will h.rm 
in the head, the oo es of which someLim,8 become 
se toned and break iiway in pieces. Why will 
persons continue to suffer from such an anuwying, 
disgusting oisease, wlieu tliey can just as well Ijo 
cuiea of It? l>r. Sage's v.>atarrh Koiuody will 
cure the worst forms of t.;atarrh ; in la t It is tne 
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"Pen.ovenoithe Anc'ent Landmarks our Fathers hate SeV 

VOLUME Yir. NO. 9.} HUISTINGDOS PA., lEBEUAEY 29, 1876- ^^\.m a Tear in Advance. 

The Pilgrim. 



From tlie reply of a lady friend in 
a recent issue to a brother's letter we 
infer that sjo is very liberal in her 
views in regard to the subject of 
Christianity, and now we feel like 
dropping just a few thoughts in ref- 
erence to this subject of liberality in 
religion. Liberality we believe is a 
very good trait of character, and it is 
something to which every true and 
devoted Christian must attain. There 
are things with which God designs us 
to be liberal. For instance if he 
blesses us with au abundance of this 
world's goods he df^signs ' that we 
shall give to the poor, and apply it in 
ways that may be for the advance- 
ment of his cause. In this way we 
can not be too liberal. But in refer- 
ence to religion this liberality is not 
apparent. Uod redeemed us from a 
broken law and the price of that re- 
demption was the blood of his only 
Son. Through him he revealed to us 
the plan of salvafion, and now for us 
to become so libeiul as to reject that 
plan in pai't, and accept one of man's 
invenlicn is to say the least, satan- 
ical. This liberal doctrine that is so 
prevalent in the world at presi nt we 
think is in i'.s nature deceptive. It 
it so in harmony with the carnal 
mind, and at the same time has such 
an attractive face on it, that thous- 
ands of souls are ensnared by it. 
Why my dear reader do you suppose 
that God, after having reedeemed us 
at such a great cost, and revealed un- 
to us the plan of salvation, will suffer 
us to comply only with w! at is in har- 
mony <vith our feelings, and reject 
the rest? The idea is preppsterous ! 
Gcd is a God of justice as well as of 
mercy, and woe be to that soul that 
will presume to dictate in reference 
to the means of salvation. 

But you ask are there not good 

christians in all churches ? This we 
consider an improper question. We 
are to pass condemnation on no one, 
and to such inquiries we say read the 
Scriptures and see what it takes to 
make christians. By their fruits ye 
shall know them. The man that ac- 
cepts the wliole plan of salvation, and 
manifests a willingness to carry it out 
is a christian, no matter what he is 
called. It is truthfully said there is 
Lothing in names. God will not rec- 
ognize his people by names. It is 
sometimes sarcastically remarked of 
the Brethren that we are an unchar- 
itable, narrow-minded sect of people, 
simply b eeanse we will jjot co-operate 
with other denominations, and recog- 
nize them as brethren. But show us 
the man or woman that accepts the 
whole plan of salvation, and manifests 
it by actual obedience, and we are 
willing to call them our brother or 
sister no matter what they are called, 
whether Presbyteriaus, Reforms, 
Methodist or any other name. We 
are willing to unite with all denomi- 
nations in the basis of the Bible, and 
if all would com])ly with its teachings 
there would be a union. 

But says one, some think that some 
things that we read of in the Testa- 
ment are not necessary, and are not 
essential to salvation. Some think 
that sprinkling is baptism, other* 
think that pouring is baptism and 
others again think that immersion 
only is baptism, &c., &c. But why 
do you think thus ? Do we not read 
that he that keepeth tie whole law, 
and yet offendeth in one point, is 
guilty of the whole ? Was not Jesus 
baptized in the river, and did he not 
come up out of the water ? Is he not 
our example ? Did he not say "I am 
the way, the truth and the life ? Now 
why don't you believe ? If you can't 
believe this -there is something wrong 
with your faith. 

The trouble is the way of Jesus is 
too humiliating for the people. We 
were once present where a large num- 

ber of persons were received into one 
of our most popular churches. And 
how do you think it was done ? Well 
it was in a stylish church with a sij- 
lish jtreaeher. The converts had bepa 
seekers the week before and had teeil 
as they said "blest." But now cotnes 
the Sabbath and they join the (ihiirch'. 
The attendance was no doubt e:!^ 
pectcd to be large, and preparations 
were made for a grand parade before 
the many spectators to the holy altar 
to receive the initiating rite. From 
the appearance we would suppose the 
milliners and dress-makers did quite 
a flourishing business the week be- 
fore. Well it was a grand success as 
far as ostentation and show were con- 
cerned. The mmister sprinkled %lit- 
tle water on the heads of all, excepf , 
we suppose, those who had been 
sprinkled when they were babies, ani 
called it hapilsm. Now wherein doe's 
our lady friend think these people 
followed Christ ? Why was Jesus' bapl- 
tized ? Was it not to give as the ex- 
ample ? D'd he not tell us to follow 
him ? We sujjpose if these converts 
with all their paraphernalia, had been 
required to go out to some stream and 
go down into the water to receive the 
ordinance of baptism there would 
have been few that would Lave ac- 
cepted it, yet who is it that will at- 
tempt to den3' I)ut what Jesus, did 
this very thing ?.' Are these people 
adhering to the plan of salvation ? 
Nay, verily nay . The way of Jesus is 
repulsive to a carnal-minded pleasur.e 
loving world, and the time has truly 
come when the j)eople will not endure 
sound doctrine, but after their own 
lusts do they heap to themselves 
teachers, having itching ears ; and 
they have turned away their ears from 
the truth, and turned unto fables. 
In short we think it the duty ©f 
every honest christian man and wo- 
man to denounce everything that is 
not in harmony with the teaching of 
Christ. The liberality that will per- 
mit us to take bv the hand and call 



brother and sister those who willingly 
■violate the plainly revealed plan of 
salvation simply becausg it is not in 
harmony with their feelings, is false. 
Throw away all names and come down 
to the simple teachings of Jesus, and 
■we will all be brethren and sisters. 

One more tkought. Our lady friend 
wants to know who it is that can stand 
up and say, I have done all that is re- 
quired of me. In answer to this I re- 
ply, there are perhaps none perfect in 
obedience, but there are some, thank 
God, that *an stand up and say, I am 
willing to do all that is required of me. 
If we are icilling and make an effort 
to do what is required of us, we be- 
lieve if we, through weakness, come 
short God will pardon us. There is a 
great deal in the will. We are weak 
and fallible creatures and are all liable 
to err, but God can see the heart and 
we think in the sight of God there is 
a wide difference between the one that 
knowingly and willingly rejects some 
part of God's law and the one that is 
willing te obey it all yet through 
weakness come short. 

After all we think the Brethren are 
rather a charitable people. They tm-n 
none that are in need away empty. 
Indeed there are perhaps no class of 
people that are more liberal in reliev- 
ing the wants of the poor. Then too, 
we can see many good characteristics 
in other denominations and if we 
could just believe as our christian 
friends seem to do, that it makes no 
difference whether we obey the whole 
truth or not, we would be the greatest 
union people in the world. J. b. b. 

— The Young Disciple for March is 
out and mailed. It is giving univer- 
sal satisfaction, and sister Clark feels 
greatly encouraged in her new field of 
labor. Fathers and mothers, it is 
just the paper your children need, 
and if you care for their spiritual good 
you should send 75 cents and try it a 


— We publish, this week, a heavy 
protest against publishing the report 
of A. M. If a work of this kind eould 
be used without being abused we 
would have no objections to offer, but 
as soon as it is to be held forth as a 
rule of faith and practice or creed, we 
say, away with it — we need no such 
thing. The Bible is our all sufficient 
creed and we want none other. 

As yet we have received no copy of 
the discussion, but that our readers 
may have some knowledge of its com- 
mencement we here insert several let- 
ters, one from our reporter and the 
other from Bro. B. P. Koons. By 
next issue we expect copy of the re- 
port and will then be able to give our 
readers something more definite. If 
our readers wish to have this report 
free, through the Pilgeim, we expect 
them to make an effort on their part 
to obtain for us as many subscribers 
as possible. Unless you do this it 
will throw us into considerable loss. 
We just here say that we will not re- 
ceive any names for less time than to 
the end of the year, from the time the 
discussion begins. 

Peeu, Inc., Feb. 16th, 1876. 

Dear Sir : — Tour letter of the 10th 
was handed to me here after writing 
to you from town and had anticipated 
your wish to hear from here as early 
as possible, but find it bard to get a 
communication to town, as we are 
some six or seven miles from town 
with very little or no travel on these 
country roads, their condition being 
extremely bad just now. 

An interesting chapter could be 
written of our adventures in finding 
the jjlace. After missing the train on 
the way here, R. H. Miller telegrajjhed 
that fact to some one here, but the 
message was not delivered, and in 
consequence on our arrival Tuesday 
morning there was no one looking for 
us. On account of the bad condition 
of the roads and destruction- of bridges 
by the recent floods, not a team in the 
town could be hired, so far as we 
k am, and the party of us, seeing there 
was no time to lose, turned pilgrims, 
shouldered our valises and tramped 
to the place by a circuitous route 
through a cutting storm of wind and 

The church where we met is called 
Pipe Creek church, and on our arrival 
found it comfortably well filled It 
is situated on the banks of Big Pipe 
Creek in Pipe Creek tovmship. The 
first morning was occupied by the dis- 
putants making some arrangements 
preliminary to the debate, and the 
discussion was not opened until after- 
noon. The first thing on Mr. Walk- 
er's part was to object to the reporter 
on the ground that he had not expect- 
ed that feature, or he would have had 
a reporter of his own on the ground. 
He gave mc notice, therefore, that lie 
should object to the report iinless he 
coulil have permission to review and 
revise all his speeches before publica- 
tion. To this our party could not 
agree owing to the delay that arrang- 

ment would involve in the publication 
of the report. Mr. Miller and others 
were quite unwilling to treat with him 
on any terms like giving Walker ab- 
solute control to revise his speeches at 
pleasure, but had no objection to giv- 
ing liini the same liberty of correcting 
the language that is usually allowed 
in legislative bodies. After some dis- 
cussion with most or all of the Breth- 
ren's committee here, the subject was 
apparently dropped, and think I was 
so informed by some one at dinner 
time. It was not till this afternoon 
that I was made aware of any written 
agreement on the subject, and I send 
here the article or promise signed by 
two of joxxx committee, with the verb- 
al understanding that it was to be 
subject to your approval. It reads : 

"We the committee of arrangements 
selected by the church known as the 
Pipe Creek Church of the German 
Baptist church, bind ourselves by the 
following agreement : 

"1. The discussion between Elder 
Aaron Walker of the Christian churcli 
and Elder R. H. Miller of the German 
Baptist church shall be reported for 
publication in the paper known as the 
Pilgrim of Huntingdon Co., Pa. ; and 
we further agree that the speeches of 
Elder Aaron Walker shall be sent to 
him for review before publication. 

"2, We further agree, on our part, 
that the discussion between the above 
named parties shall not be published 
in book form or otherwise, save in the 
Filyrim, unless by contract with Elder 
Aaron Walker, compensating him to 
the amount of fifty copies of the work 
for his labor in reviewing his speeches 
before publication. 

„. -J ( Abraham Sheplee, 
° ' \ Daniel Bowsee." 

My great objection to all this is 
that it does not bind Mr. Walker to 
be prompt in giving the copy his at- 
tention when sent to him, or obliging 
him to return it at all if it should not 
please him. There is certainly no use 
offering Mr. Walker anything now, 
even if I could get it ready for him, 
during this debate, and I will act on 
the advice of certain of the Brethren 
and on my own notion of my duty, by 
sending it directly to you, if I can get 
any of it ready while here. 

The discussion began at one o'clock 
p. M. yesterday and has been marked, 
so far, very little, unless it be by Mr. 
Walker's striking failure to keep to 
the subject. Right here it will be in 
order, at the risk of telling you some- 
thing which you already know, to give 
the rules of the discussion. 

1. Each disputant to .select one 
moderator — they the third. 

2. There shall be two sessions each 
day (morning and afternoon) of two 
hours each. 

3. The opening speech and the af- 
finuative and negative shall be of 30 
minutes continuance, each succeeding 




speech shall be of 30 miautes contin- 

4. One day shall be devoted to the 
discuseion of each proposition. 

5 No new matter shall he intro- 
duced in the final negative. 

6. The board of moderators shall 
call the house to order, and the dis- 
cussion commence each morning at 10 
o'clock. The fii'st session shall con- 
Jinue from 10 to 12 a. m. ; the second 
session from 2 to 4 p. m. 

7. Am' of the foregoing items may 
be changed or modified by mutual 
agreement of the parties. 

8. By mutual agrei^mcn t he 8th 
proposition and its couplet shall occu- 
py one day only ; further, that each 
closing session shall occupy 2^ hours 
— last speeches occupying 16 minutes 
each. Tours truly, 

EoBEET C. Bollinger. 

Bear Pilgrim: — The debate between 
Elder E. H. Miller of the German 
Baptist and Elder Aaron Walker of 
the Disciples, near Peru, Miami Co., 
Ind., was organized on Tuesday morn- 
ing, Feb. 15th., 1876, by the selection 
of Elder Robinson, Disciple, and J. G-. 
Eoyer, German I5aptist, Moderators. 

Elder Miller afiirmed that, "The 
teaching and practice of the German 
Baptists upon the subjects of Chris- 
tian Baptism , Feet- Washing, the Lord' s 
Supper, and the Holy Kiss, are strict- 
ly scriptural." 

Elder Walker affirmed that, "The 
teaching and practice of the Disciples 
upon the subjects of Christian Bap- 
-tism, Feet-Washing, the Lord's Sup- 
per, and the Holy Kiss, are strictly 

It was decided that the discussion 
of each afiirmation should occupy one 
day, which will make the debate last 
eight days, unless the time on some 
of the propositions is cut down. 

The discussion up to this time, Fri- 
day evening,has passed off very quietly 
and the best of feelings appear to ex- 
ist between the dispvtants and their 
respective congregations. As the 
speeches are to be . published in full, 
the brethren are very jubilant at see- 
ing the great truths of the gospel so 
noblv defended. B. F. Koons. 

Nettle Creel!, Fa. 

— :The Tune Book is being enquired 
after by a number of our readers and 
we take this way of saying, once for 
all, that just as soon as it is ready it 
will be made known. Afl yet, there is 
nothing definite known. 

— Another passenger train will be 
put on Broad Top Eailroad on the 1st 
of March, leaving Mt. Dallas at 6:25, 
A. 1,1.., and reaching Huntingdon at 
8:40, A. M. ; and returning, will leave 
Huntingdon at 5:55, p. m., and arrive 
at Mt. Dallas at 8 . 30, p. m. 


— Subscribers are coming in brisk- 
ly. Keep the work moving and 1,000 
more subscribers can be raised easily. 

— The address of Bro Geo. Barn- 
hart is changed from Centropolis, 
Kansas, to Ottaway, Franklin Co., 

— Elder John Wise says : I am now 
at Scalplevel, Somerset Co., Pa., hold- 
ing a series of meetings. Will report 
when closed. My health is better 
that at my forn~er writing. 

— Catharine Brenizer of Canaan, 0., 
says : Dear brother, find enclosed fifty 
cents for the poor fund. I think there 
are many more that might help to 
carry on so noble a work, if they but 
knew that what they have has just 
been lent to them by the Lord. May 
God bless you in your noble work. 

We think so too, dear sister, and we 
are glad that the Lord is opening the 
hearts of a few to assist in sending the 
Pilgrim to the poor. Foi- the present 
yeai- we should have at least one hun- 
dred dollars for the noble purpose. 
Shall we have it ? 

— Errata. In my report in Pil- 
grim No. 7, current Vol., page 109, 
"my own health has been poor, being 
considerably involved," ought to read, 
"my lungs being considerably involv- 
ed." Although involved pecuniarily, 
as the printing signifies, that does not 
affect my health. John Wise. 

— Information Wanted. Would 
like to know through the Pilgrim 
whether any of its readers know any- 
thing of the whereabouts of the .Jo- 
seph Hecklun children, Mary Hitton, 
and Nathan McClure. They moved 
from Steuben Co., Indiana, about 15 
years ago to the west. If they do they 
will confer a favor by corresponding 
to Jacob Weaver, Brimfield, Noble Co., 
Ind. They have an estate to settle 

— Bro. Jacob L. Baker of Herriug, 
Allen Co., Ohio, Feb. 15th, says : I 
will give you a few Hues from the La- 
fayette church. The members liere 
seem to have a little strength, and 
have nofi denied the faith ; are healthy 
in body and spirit. We number 51 
members; some poor members among' 
us. We are not a,ble to build a meet- 
ing-house, but we have raised 82.50 
for the Danish fund and §2.50 for the 
Stein fund. Shall I send the above 
amount to your office ? Brethi-en, let 
us make to ourselves friends of the 
mammon of unrighteousness that 
when we fail they may receive us into 
everlasting habitations. Maythe grace 
of our Lord .Jesus Christ be with you 
all. Amen. 

Funds for the above pui-poses can 
be sent to our office when parties pre- 
fer to do so. 


Wealthy. A. Clarke, Editor. 

— Bro. Wm. Fink of Lindsey, Ohio, 
says : Dearly beloved sister in the 
Lord, — I am an old man 81 years of 
age and much broken down, and but 
few scattering brethren here that have 
children, therefoi-e taking all things 
into consideration I could obtain but 
one subscriber. Please find 75 cents 
enclosed for the same ; this is all I 
can do. 

— Bro. J. W. Click of Bridgewater, 
Va., says ; The No. 2 of the Disciple 
is at haud,and find it filled with good, 
profitable and instructive reading,and , 
hope the good work may go on. If 
time permits, I will try to send a 
few names and contributions, and 
helj) establish a paper that may long 
survive and do good, and bring up 
many young disciples. 

— Bro. Daniel Bock of Ervin, How- 
ard Co., Ind., says: 

Dear Sister, I wish you success in 
the good work you have begun. The 
Lord will bless every effort that is 
made for the salvation of the soul 
and the good of Zion- May the Dis- 
ciple be instrumental in winning 
souls to Christ. We have examined 
it and can safely recommend it to all. 
It contains wholesome food for the 
young, and instructions for those who 
are more advanced in life. 

— Sister JuUa Wood of Breno Bluff, 
Va., says . I am the recipient of two 
numbers of your excellent paper for 
the children. It deserves a wide cir- 
culation is my humble opinion. I 
was pleased to find it filled with just 
those plain, jiractical truths which 
will "train up a child in the way he 
should go." Just such things are 
much needed through our land which 
is daily increasing in formality and a 
love for the superficial. Long may 
it prosper is my wish ; and may it re- 
ceive its thousands of subscribers. It 
is richly worth the price asked for it. 

— Sister Hannah V. Dilts of Ser- 
geantsville, N. J., says : All that have 
seen the Disciple seem to like it. For 
my own part I like it very much. I 
have often thought a paper of this 
kind might be the means of doing 
much good, and I hoije and pray that 
you may be successful in your under- 
taking and be the means of awaken- 
ing an inquiry in the minds of the 
youog what they must do to be saved. 
•How important is the salvation cif the 
soul! If we could only impress it more 
forcibly upon their minds that they 
must come to Jesus or be lost. Dear 
sister, if you can accomplish good in 
this way your reward will be great in 
heaven. May many precious souls be 
brought to Christ thi-ough your instru- 



— The Catholic Jieview, in a recent 
number, calculates thus : "It seeujs to 
be merely a question of time when our 
numbers will preponderate over all 
other religious faiths. At any mo- 
ment, if the Catholics movk in a body, 
they can decide any election. They 
can make any party triumphant or se- 
cure its defeat." 

— The brethren of Harleysville, Pa , 
have been haviug a series of meetings 
and a time of refreshing from the 
presence of the Lord. Bro. Christian 
Hope, who is on h's way to Denmark, 
stopped with us and was detaineil in 
Norristown some time on account of 
the sickness of his wife. But before 
brother Hope was through with his 
sppointments brother Stein came. 
They had preaching at Indian Creek, 
Hatfield, Norristown, and Philadelphia. 
The meetings were interesting, good 
attendance and able preaching. 

— Brother J A. Clement, of North 
Georgetown, Ohio, Feb. 21st, says: I 
haxe received the welcome visitor, the 
PiLGEiM, No. 8, this evening, and as 
I think I am included in the number 
five hundred, I hasten to fill my quota. 
I send you two new subscribers for the 
PiLGKiM. I also Send one for the Di's- 
ciple. The Disciple is well spoken of 
by old and young, and I hope sister 
Clark's labors will be appreciated and 
remunerated by a g!neral patronage. 
I hope she will receive a long list of 
names from some of us soon. The in- 
terest awakened in the good Master's 
eause here recent.y by the labors of 
brethren J. Calvert and P. J. Brown 
JB still unabated and plainly manifest- 
ed, and still more clearly demonstrat- 
ed by the large attendance and atten- 
tion and regard paid to the preaching 
of the word of God, and by the contin- 
ued blessings of the Lord and our in- 
creased devotedness to the glorious 
work. TVe still look for more fruits to 
spring from the seed sown. 

—Brother J. E Fry of Shldler, Del- 
aware Co , Ind., Feb. 15th, says. We 
are having a mild winter so far. We 
have had no snow, that is, compara- 
tiTely none to what we are accustomed 
to in this country. Have had excess- 
ive rains, som? of them accompanied 
by .sharp lightning and heavy thunder. 
On laatSanday night, the i2th inst., 
between eight and nine o'clock, our 
Beighborhood was visited by of the 
mowtdestructive storms that ever pass- 
ed thi'ough this coimtry. It destroyed 
fencing, tiniber,houses and barn«. One 
of my neighbors' house was blown 
from its foundation and turned half 
round. The west end was tui-ned to 
the soutli, and in turning it moved 
thirty-five feet. The family had rctir- 
eJ and strange it is, none of them were 
hurt." All his outbuildiiigs were blown 
down. Many other buildings were 
damaged, and a great deal of valuable 
timber destroye'. There was bo loss 

of life so far as I have heard. Breth- 
ren Leedy and Bishore of Northern 
Indiana were with us and held a series 
of meetings. They preached the word 
with power and left good impressions. 
The congregations were large consid- 
ering the bad weather. 

— Bro. John M. Hayslet of Natural 
Bridge, Va., Feb. 13 Ih, '76, says : On 
the 6th of this month my wife and I, in 
company with elder John W. Pursley, 
started to Keers Creek to fill an ap- 
pointment which was sent there for 
him. We then went to the home of 
brother in ihe flesh and found his wife 
very low with consumption. We re- 
mained with them until the next mor- 
ning and spent the time, we trust, 
profitably. Sunday moruing was very 
rainy and we had four milts to the 
place of meeting. The congregation, 
on account of the inclement weather 
was small but attentive. We stopped 
with brother W. Reynold and was 
kindly cared for. The next day we had 
an appointment two miles farther 
down the Creek. We stopped with my 
brother John Chittum. "The brethren 
here seem to be starving for spiritual 
food. They are about 25 or SO in 
number, are not organized, and with- 
out a preacher. I believe some of the 
brethren down the valley preaches for 
them occasionally, and 1 hope they 
will come oftener. The aext day we 
went with a sister Fink a distance of 
10 miles from the meeting. Her hus- 
band has been crippled with Rheuma- 
tism for 14 years. He has been a 
member for 18 years, and we found 
him strong in the faith. This was our 
first acquaintance with them and they 
spared no pains in making us com- 
fortable. We tender our thanks to 
brother and sisterFinkand all the oth- 
er brethren and sisters for their kind- 
ness. On the 8th we arrived home 
safely and found all well 

— Bro. G. M. Noah of Nora Springs, 
Iowa, says : We are glad to say, al- 
though small in number, that amidst 
all the troubles, trials, disappoint- 
ments, sickness, and privations, as well 
as the giddy fashions of the world, the 
the church is alive to its duty and is 
earnestly contending for the faith once 
delivered to the saints. We often hear 
£)n our right and left the sa\ ing, "Lo, 
here is Chinst, and lo, there i.s Christ," 
yet are .still willing to bear the admo- 
nition of Paul, Go not after them, but 
try the spirits to see whether they be 
of God or man, so as not to build our 
house of wood, hay or stubble, but take 
the good admonition that Jesus gave 
us, who is the corner stone. We have 
notbad any additions this winter. Bro. 
W. J. H. Beauman and brother Philip 
Workman have been faithfidly engag- 
ed telling the people their transgres- 
Rions, and the house of Jacob its sins. 
Although we have no additions yet 
we believe that many good impressions 

have been made. Brethren and sisters 
everywhere, will you pray for the little 
band of believers here that we may be 
faithful and more awakened to our 
spiritual interests Also pray for those 
who are near and dear to us, our chil- 
dren and our neighbors and their chil- 
dren, so there may be an ingathering 
of souls in Floyd Co., as well as else- 
where. I believe much can be done by 
prayer. We are told that the prayers 
of the righteous man availeth much. 
Oh, may the time soon come when they 
shall know God as they ought, and 
serve him as they ought. 

— Thk Vatican. The word "Vati- 
can" is often used, but many persons 
do not understand its import. It may 
not be amiss to enlighten such of our 
readers as may be at fault in this par- 
ticular. The term refers to a collec- 
tion of building on one of the seven 
hills of Rome, which covers a space of 
1,200 feet in length and 1,OjO feet in 
breadth. It is built on the spot once 
occupied by the garden of the cruel 
Nero. It owes its origin to the Bishop 
of Rome, who, in the early part of the 
sixth century, erected an humble resi- 
dence on its site. About the year 1160 
Pope Eugeniug rebuilt it on a magnif- 
icent scale. Innocent II., a few years 
afterwards, gave it up as a lodging to 
Peter II., King of Aragon. In 1305, 
Clement V., at the instigation of the 
King of France, removed the Papal 
See from Rome to Avignon, where tha 
Vatican remained in a condition of 
obscurity and neglect for more than 
seventy years. 

But soon after the return of the 
Pontifical Court of Rome — an event 
which had been so earnestly prayed 
for by poor Petrarch, and which finally 
took place in 1376 — the Vatican was 
put into a state of repair, again en- 
larged, and it was thenceforward con- 
sidered as the regular palace and res- 
idence of the Popes, who, one after 
the other, added fresh buildings to it, 
and gradually encircled it with antiq- 
uities, statutes, pictures, and books, 
until it became the richest depository 
in the world. 

The library of the Vatican was com- 
mrnced 1,400 years ago. It contains 
40,003 manuscripts, among which are 
son e by Pliny, Si. Thomas, St. Charles 
Boromeo, and many Hebrew, Syrian, 
Arabian, and Armenian Bibles. 

The whole of the immense buildings 
composing the Vatican are filled with 
statues found beneath the ruin.i of 
ancient Rome ; with painting by the 
masters; and with curious medals and 
antiquities of almost every descrip- 

When it is known that there have 
been exhumed more than 70,030 stat- 
ues from the ruined tempbs and pal- 
aces of Rome, the reader can form 
some idea of the richness oT the Vat- 





Thisqiiestion wan forcibly brought 
to my mind, on I eing asket^ by a 
littie son who is Dot len years oliJ, 
conceruing certain persons. Saiil 

he, "I thought iliat were 

members of the church." — On being 
told that they really were, to remark- 
ed, "I thouiihi t .ey were not, the 
way their litile boy swore to-day. 

Now brethren and sisters, you 
who are parents, just think of ihis. 
Do your little boys swear? — If so, 
wliv do they ? It may not lie any 
fault of yours, and then it may, 
possibly you never admonished 
them coneerniDg it, you may never 
have told ihem that they should 
ni't swear, that it is only the bad 
boy tLiat swears. S*vearing may 
not be the wortt thing in the world, 
but it is a bad thing, it is a vice, 
and one vice begets another, and 
where will it end. 

How does it look for our children, 
our little boys to swear big oath?. 
Why no wonder the boy i bought 
the parents of the little boy that 
swore, were not members, It don't 
look like as if they were good mem- 
bers. It don't li ok well for any 
body to swear, and e«pefially our 
children; they don't really exptct 
to be allowed to swear, and if you 
only remonstrate with thorn, and 
teach them cartfully, they won't 
w^int to do bad things. Why we 
see children sometimes, that are al- 
m(tst grown too, that don't hardly 
know that their parents belong to 
ehurch at all, and it they knew i;, 
they could not tell what chuich 
they belcmgfd to, Now I hf^pe 
better things of our members, but 
I regret to have to say thbt we are 
not as careful as we should be wiih 
our dear little offt(prin(£s. We ought 
to be just as careful with tiiera as 
we are with ourselves, ought to 
raise them to have faith in the 
church, instill in their young minds 
that it is really necessary to be a 
member, and in fact I have known 
children that thought they were a 
pait of the church, just because 
their parents were mtmbers. Now it 
we can instill such an idea in our 
children, they will naturally learn 
to love the church, and if our walk 
and c'lnduct isexemp ary they will 
naturall try and shape their con- 
duct in like manner, and my word 
for it, they will not swear, they 
will not lie, fight, steal, nor any 

are heir to, and yon may depend 
on such a child that it will come 
to the churca young and be such a 
good christian that the parent may 
«ell be praud of .t. — I know it is 
wrong to be proud, but I t.hall be 
proud of my chiidieu, if I live to 
tee them embrace religion young, 
and my inmost prayer to (iod is 
ihttt He may bj iiis bountiful grace 
preserve ttiem irom tneevild of this 
world, and give them such grace 
that will save them Irom perdition. 

But the child that swears, is dis- 
obedient to parents, he grows up 
cold toward religion, be cares noth- 
ing for chastity, he is sell-wiiled, he 
regards nut ttie will or tlie feeling 
oi his parents, he scorns good coun- 
sel, he embraces everything else 
but good morals and religion, and 
what does his career often end in ? 
Wedou't like tti say anything about 
jailsaud penitentiaries for fear it will 
dietrtes some of our dear brethren 
and eisters.ytsthe thought isdistress- 
ing. And we fear there are some 
ttial know it is too truej that such 
places are the doom of their child- 
ren. Yea, how many gray heads 
are being made whiter, arid brought 
down to their graves in sorrow, on 
account of bad onildrei); how many 
taiic the holy name of God in vain; 
liow many \iolaie chastity; how 
many aie liars, thievts, etc., etc., 
and ihey are somebody's children. 
The question naturaiiy arises, are 
they mine? As we have said 
ttiey are some one's children. 
8ome lather's heart is aching — 
some moiliCr's heart is break ing with 
the thought that their child is in 

IBut now wbote fault is all this? 
Time will tell. The poet says: 

"Oh, how will parents tremble theie 
Who raise their children without 

Methmks 1 hear the children say. 
We never heard our parents 

I might produce many reasons, 
and much bcriptiire <o the eflect, 
ttat we should "'raise our children 
in the nurture and admonition ot 
:he Lord," but you can reaeon the 
matter with yourself, and ttie Surip- 
• ureyou have read, and can read 
again. "And if you will not hear 
iliem, you will not hear one, though 
he rose from the dead," 

I have written to much alieady, 
but 1 wrote it, hoping to do gonl 
for the Utile ones. We eertdinly 
lov« our children. Then why not 
help tbeu to, start in the wa^B ot 

things, and at the name time learn 
them to keej) alo^f from fashionB 
and bad talk, &c., ai>d keep our- 
selves unspoiled fr.m the world. 

1 lU ^i m 



Is sprinkling in t^e name of tha 
Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost, the baptism which in 
requirf d in the law of divine au- 
thority ? I cannot see why there is 
so muccr difference of opinion about 
the word baptism, or the Greek 
word baptizo. Take any of those 
Gieek lexicons and we unanimously 
find the word to mean immerse, to 
Submerge, to soak. Now what more 
•(trgument or proof do we need than 
this? Ha\e we any word which 
signifies to sprinkle? I mean in 
the Greek languajje, for Maitiiew 
pvnned hisgosptl from the Hebre>T 
tongue, into the Greek, I think 
raino signifies to sfjrinkle. Weli, 
now how can both of t' e words 
mean the same? If baptize means 
to sprinkle, what is the use of the 
word raino. The Greeks ought to 
know i)e8t about their ownlanguage 
and the meaning thereof, and now 
if raino is the Greek for sprinkling, 
why did n()t Matthew say raino 
them in the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Spirit, but instead of using raino, 
he uses the word baptize. Now 
this goes plainly (o show that dip- 
ping is the correct word of bap- 

We read in Matthew's gospel, 
bow they Were baptizi^d of J iho in 
ihe river J oniao, how Jesus af'er 
he was baptiz-d, came up out of 
'he wa'er, how they went down 
both into the water, both PijI ip aid. 
the Euiiuch and he hajitized him, 
and when they were come up out of 
■he wa'er, the Spirit of the Lord 
caught P.iiiip, What was the act 
^hich I hey performed upon tiie 
proselyte? Did tiey raino him, or 
pour upon him, or was he immers- 
ed ? If this can he aBC^rtained, ic 
will ot course determine what it was 
thai John did when he baptized. I 
tnin'i it can clearly be seen ttiat John 
• mmersed, and if John immereeii, I 
think Jesus was immersed by Johr, 
This iminer ion was called his bap- 
tism. Thedistip'essaw it, and spale 
of ic as such, and ever afterwa ds, 
when baptise was mentioned, their 
minds would revert to this act, and 
when Jesus said to thea. " 'Go and 
ba),t^ th^y must ha-vfe uade ^tood 



repeat on others that which they had 
seen pertormed »;n him, and not only 
so. bui Christ's disciples had ttiem- 
se'ves been accustomed to practice 
the same bapti-m, under hi^! own 
eyes. If John immersed, they had 
not only witnessed his immersion of 
Jesus, but they themselves had im- 
mersed hundreds if not tliousaods, 
under the pe^.•^oaal direction of 
Jesus himself. 

If this is doiibted, I think we can 
produce the evidence. It is on record. 
Here is the testimony. John 3 :22, 23. 
"After these things came Jesus and 
his disciples into the land of Judea, 
and there he tarried with them, and 
b.jptized ; and John also was baptizing 
at Enon,near Sa^em, because there was 
much water there, and tbev came and 
were baptized " Now the question 
arises, why rid they go to the river 
to baptize ? If Laptism is sprinkling 
wlty could they not Lave taken the 
candidates in a church, ai well as at 
a river, for it doe-; not require any 
great amount of water, to perform 
sprinkling? Therefore, we are made 
to bt-lieve that the only purpose they 
went to the river for, wa to immerse 
the candidates. And now tuany 
would have us believe that Jesus did 
not iTO down in'O the waiei, and that 
there is no evidence that he was bap- 
tized in the river. a^d that 'he bap- 
tism which he commanded (t' e bap- 
tism of the gospel dispe sation) 
performed by sprinklmg. Does he 
mean to say tha' the t)apti m wh ch 
he tommanded, were t o diffeseut 
thirif/s, and that one wjis immersion 
and the other sprinkling? Now 
my faithful and intpMigent readers. 
I will leave the subject to your con- 
sid.' rai'ion. 

Warsaiv, Jnd. 

OF A. M. 


I do solemnly protest ajjains-t the 
minutes of A. M., beinu Cifmplied 
iuto a book and imposed on the 
church as laws and made a test of 
membership, even if they be the 
same in substai.ce as the Bible it- 
self. We have no use for ti.em. 
Tbev are stolen property. All the 
respect given unto them is so mucli 
detracted from the honor due unto 
God. They are at best a dishonor 
to God. The moment they are 
made compulsory, in that tbev 
prove a want of faith in the suffi- 
ciency and completeness of the 
Seri|)lures which G<>d has pronnnc- 
ed perfect, li- d 1*1, Tim. 3 : 16, 

17. All Scripture is given by in- 
spiration of God and is profitable 
for doctrine, for reproof, for correc- 
tion in righteoustiess. That the 
man of God may be perfect thor- 
oughly furnished to every good 
work. The word Scriptures in- 
cludes the Old and New Testaments, 
and completeness is claimed for 
them. So much so that in the 
winding np in the book of Revela- 
tion, he te-stifies that if any man 
shall add unto these things, God 
shall add unto him the plagues that 
are written in this book. And if 
any man shall take away from the 
words of the book of thi.s prophecy, 
God shall take away his part out of 
the book of life and out of the Holy 
City and from the things that are 
written in this book. The minutes 
should rather be burned np, than 
oiimpiled into a book. We waut 
no creed. Il' these things are not 
so, some of the dear brethren show 
us -lur error. 
Keedysville, Md. 



It Ir pride that is destroying the 
vitality and purity of reliirion. Not- 
withstanding the many warnings 
tjiven in tht' holy Seriprures against 
this principle nf the iiuman heart, 
it has gained such a hold upon all 
tirades of society, as to nearly extin- 
guish atid eradicate the meekness 
and humility taught by the appear 
ance and examples presented in the 
history of the life of the blessed 
Savior, who rebuked pride, and 
commended humilitv in all of hi.s 
teacldngs. And why will protess- 
in<j ohristians persist in a thing that 
they arc so well aware is condemned 
in God'.s vord. He savs, "be that 
exalti' h himself shall be abased." 
'Piidp go th bf^t'ire a fall," >tt they 
will inilulge in, and encourage it 
It is a principle that is never satisfi- 
•'d. It creates unbappiness, ever 
craving, drawing firength from 
sources that are false, and will fail, 
fighting against imagii.ary foes de- 
Bpiser.s of the poor and humble. We 
are told that God resieteth the proud, 
but giveth grace to the humble." 
No promises are given to the proud, 
but all to the humble. 

Some sav that educ.-'tion and re- 
finement stimulates pride. The 
pride is in (lie heart and causes the 
creature to exert bim.self to get 
tl ese things that he may make, a 
greater appearance in the wi rid, but 
give the humble fblJovper of Christ 

education and refinenaent, and you 
will see with a'hat delicacy and ten- 
derness he goes about his Master's 
business He loves to imitate his 
glorious Redeemer by going into the 
houses of the poor and needy and 
administering to their wants. With 
what quiet kindness will he stand 
by the sick pillow, not too proud to 
bathe the fevered brow, or chafe 
the stiffened hand, but ever ready as 
nearly as possible, to alleviate the 
sufferings of others. There is al- 
ways a kind and loving smile for 
all. There is in these humble chris- 
tians no respect of persons ; the 
one in gay clothing and the one in 
vile raiment fare alike, the heart is 
full of love toward God and man. 

The proud Jews rejected the long 
expected Messiah for that very rea- 
son. He came too humble. So he 
is rejected in this very dav because 
bis examples and precepts are too 
humiliating. A great many claim 
the name of obris'ian, but are tbey 
walking humblv with God ? Are 
von kpeping hia commandments? 
He savs "If ye love me ye will keep 
mv commandments ?" Are you 
proud? If so, did Chri»t ever oom- 
manfl his disciples to be prond? I 
thi'k nof. Then you certainlv are 
not keeping his commandments, and 
of course do not love him, and claim 
a name that doe« not belong to vou. 
"Humble vourselves under the migh- 
ty hand of God that he may exalt 
vou in due time." Oar Savior says, 
"Learn of me for I am meek and 
lowlv in heart." Those that are 
proud have much to learn. Jesus 
set many, very many examples of 
hnmility. His friends and associ- 
ates ^ere the poor and humble. 
The Jews complained of him l»e- 
canse be ate with publicans and sin- 
ners. All of these things go to 
prove that we should desire nothing 
so much 88 an humble, meek, and 
quiet spirit which, in the sight of 
God is of great price. We fear 
there la mnch praying done in this 
day after the order of the pharisee, 
who stood and thanked God that he 
was not as other men. How many 
are there who stand to prav forget- 
ting that to God every knee most 
bow, and console themselves with 
the idea that they have given large- 
ly to some orphan .school, and done 
manv charitable deeds in " public 
wav to be praised of men, and like 
the pharisee thank God that they 
are not as other men. Our Savior 
says "when thou Hoest thine alms, 
let not thy left hand know what thy 
right hand doeth." We are also 



told that Jesus kneeled down and 
prayed, and that he fell on his face 
and prayed. Which should we im- 
itate, the pharisea or our blessed Re- 
deeaaer ? He says "the servant is 
not greater than his lord, hence if 
the spirit of Christ dwell in us, we 
will walk humbly with him and 
feel thankful if we should be ac- 
counted worthy to suffer persecution 
for his names sake. There is no 
midway. We must take one side 
or the other. Be proud and go 
with the world, or be humble and 
go with Christ. We cannot serve 
God and mammon. 

Then let us humble ourselves un- 
der the mighty band of God, that 
he may lead us by his spirit into all 
truth. Pride is of the flesh ; hu- 
mility of the spirit. One is at va- 
riance with the other, the same as 
the warfare between the flesh and 
spirit. It is a great mistake in the 
proud to suppose the humble un- 
happy. Their happiness is drawn 
from sources that are pure and es- 
tablished upon a sure foundation, 
which is, trust in God. There is 
a cfllm and quiet submission to all 
of the dispensations of providence, 
that the proud can never feel, a 
sweet confidence that their heavenly 
Father is directing the course of 
events and knowing that God has 
promised that all will work to- 
gether for good to them that love 
him. They even glory in afliotions 
which worketb patience and are 
never weary of well doing, still 
trusting in God, knowing that noth- 
ing can separate them from the love 
of God, which is in Christ Jesus 
our Lord. Pride builds upon its 
own merits, seeks the favors of its 
own species. Humility claims 
nothing but the approbation of the 
good and hopes for the blessings of 
God, relying upon his precious 
promises. Pride glories in display, 
loves the uppermost place at feasts, 
delights in being called master, 
strives for the highest pinnacles of 
the temple of fame. Humility is 
satisfied to take the lowest place, 
and would rejoice to be a door-keep- 
er in the house t f the Lord. 

Many that are proud have great 
aversion to a lying tongue, forget- 
ting that they are put upon an 
equality and are both an abomina- 
tion to the Lord. And again God 
hates a proud look. Taking all 
these things as they are represented 
in God's word, how can we be 
Gocl's cdildren and be proud ? Let 
us away with pride and everything 
that is calculated to stimulate or 

cultivate it in the heart and prac- 
tice only that which will bring us 
nearer to God, and make us a true 
likeness and image of our Maker. 
Let us endeavor by an humble walk 
with the meek and lowly Jesus, to 
be perfect as our Father in heaven 
is perfect. These weak and sinful 
bodies will soon be laid in the tomb 
there to return to dust from whence 
they come. Pride may follow to 
the grave but can go no farther. 
Yea the body can be taken there 
with great pomp and display, but 
there it ends — no more use foi pride. 
It is of the earth, earthly. Hu- 
mility belongs to our spiritual na- 
tures and when the soul leaves the 
body it returns to God who gave it, 
there to be with saints and angels 
through all eternity. The contrast 
between pride and humility is even 
greater than it is here represented. 
I doubt if there is language strong 
enough to give the subject justice. 
When we think how many souls 
satan is leading to perdition by this 
principle, pride, should we not use 
all the strength and ability we can 
master to destroy it both by exam- 
ple and precept ? I do 'hope this 
weak effort of mine will stimulate 
the brethren and sisters of more 
ability to take up the subject and 
give us a few essays upon it. 
I think it would be very beneficial 
and perhaps awaken some ot the 
slaves to pride and folly to a sense 
of their duty to God and man. 



"A doctrine according to Godli- 
ness." The design of the Bible is 
"that the man of God may be per- 
fect, thSrougbly furnished unto all 
good works." We should study 
our Bible with this prayer on our 
lips, "Sanctify me by thy truth ; thy 
word is truth." By this we see that 
truth IS the means of holiness. By 
obeying the truth as it is in Jesus 
we are sanctified. 

A few evenings ago, I was to a 
meeting where I heard a number 
give their experience and tell what 
their intentions were, asking the 
prayers of their christian friends, 
that they might hold out faithful. 
I had to think how necessary it is 
to have that knowledge which mak- 
eth "wise unto salvation." What 
a need of proper teaching. How 
can we follow the example of Jesus, 
if we neglect to acquaint ourselves 
with his word? But Oh, bow many 

are satisfied with the mere rudi- 
ments of the plan of salvation. 
More than ever did I see the ne- 
cessity ot proper teaching in early 
life. What a terrible struggle 
those have that have been brought 
up surrounded by infidelity. I 
have no doubt about the honesty of 
most of those that have experienced 
a change, but now comes the trying 
time. How little, how very little 
do many of us know about the 
teachings of the Bible, and how 
apt we are to follow man in place 
of Jesus. And here let me say to 
you my dear young convert, who 
ever you may be, study your Bible 
well, for in it are the fountains of 
pure truth, from which we must 
draw the nutriment of the divine 
life. Here is where we get the pure 
and "unadulterated" milk of the 
word of God. You will meet with 
trials and disappointments, but put 
you trust in Jesus. He has prom- 
ised that his grace shall be sufficient 
for us. Keep your Bible close by 
your side, learn from it the charac- 
ter of God. '^Ihefersonand work 
of our Lord Jesus Christ, as God- 
man, Mediator, or God in Christ 
reconciling the world to himself," 
is the grand peculiarity of the 
Bible. It was dimly shadowed 
forth under the old Testament, and 
is clearly revealed in the New. 
Christ is the alpha and omega of 
the revelation. You cannot under- 
stand the Bible if you are ignorant 
of this. The true and proper di- 
vinity of Christs' person is the cor- 
ner stone of christian doctrine." 
Carry yeur profession with you in 
your daily life, live religion. Though 
you may encounter reproach and 
be scoffed at, by your enemies, put 
your trust in Him who is the "an- 
ther and finisher of our faith." 
Show that you have been schooled 
in the schorl of Christ ; let Hia 
image be reflected in your conte- 
nance, do that which is right, let 
the world say what it may. 

^hen press on being determined 
by the grace of God, to overcome 
every obstacle that Satan can throw 
in your way, and at last you shall 
outride the storms and buffeting of 
this world, and land safe in that 
haven of rest, where all will be 
peace and happiness, where God 
shall wipe away all tears from our 
eyes, and where we shall walk the 
golden streets of the New Jerusa- 
lem in blessedness and blise through 
the endless ages of eternity. May 
this be our happy lot is my prayer. 

Shannon, 111. 



.;f^.,a:a^^|STARLES3 cb,o\fn. 


Wearied and ■n-orn ■nith eartkly cares, 
'■'1 1 yielded to repose, 
r,.;And 60 u belor*' my raptured sight 
^ i', A glori.ous vision rose; 
' ItboQgb't -V'lilfi slumbering on my 

Couch in midnight' >< solemn gloom, 
Irl heard an aogtl's silvery voice, 
k Aud radiance filled luy r'>om. 

3 'A gehlle tone'' awakened me; 
(>' :' A gemle whisper said, 
,. ''Arise, O, sleeper, follow me," 
And through the air he fled. 

• We lelt the earth so far away 
&■'.' That like a spi ck it seemed, 
(,;AiMi heavenly gloiy. calm and pure, 

■ Acrose our pathway streamed. 

■ Still on we went, my sonl 

Waa wrapt in silent ecstasy, 

I wandered whit the end would be, 

"What next should meet mine eye. 

8'I knew not how we journeyed through 

'Mi The Piitliless fields of light, 

, . I'Vyhen suddenly a change was wrought 

~j And I waa clothed in white. 

isf^e Stood before a city's wallB, 

.f,. Alostglorious to beUoM; 

. ^« passed through gates of glistening 

■"' peail, ' 

•^ On streets of purest gold; 

- It needed not the sun by day 

The silver moon by night; 
The gloVy of the Lord was there. 

The Lamb himself its light. 

''"Bright angels passed the shining streets 

^ Sweet music filled the air, 

^, And white robed saints with glitteriag 

• crowns 

'. . From every clime were there; 
• And some that 1 liad luved on eaith 
Stood with Iheni round the thrnoe, 
"^All worthy is the Lamb, they sang, 
-•[ TliB glory his alone. 

But fairer far than all besides 

1 saw my Savior's face; 
And as 1 ;;>iz'd he smiled on me 
. With wondrous love aud grace. 
;Lowly I bowcyl belore his tkroue 

O'erjoyed that 1 at last 
Had gained the obj'Ct of my hope, 
'' '■ -That earth at length was past. 

• ft -1 

!,ATid then in solemn tones he said, 
Wheie is the di:i''eiu 
That oUL'-''t to spaikle on thy brow 
Adorui d witii ma"y gems ? 

I know thou host helit ved on mo, 
And life ihiouj;!! me is thine; 

But wliCre are all those radiant stars 
Thai in thy crown should shine. 

Yonder thou sees't a glorious throng, 
, , And stars on every br w, 
Por every soul they led to mo 

They wear a jewel now. 
And buch thy brii/ht reward had beeu 
If sucu hud been thy deed, 

II thou bad sought some wandering 

feet • 
In paths of peace to lead. 

Thou werl not called that thou shouldst 

The way of life nlone, 
But that the clear and shining licht 

WhicU round ihy footsteps shone 
Should guide some other wcaiy fctt 

To my bruht home of rest. 
And thus, in blessing those around, 

Tliou UaUs'I tUysek bc«n ble«t. 


The vision faded from ray sight, 

Tlie voice no longer spoke, 
A spell seemed brooding o'er my soul 

Whicli long 1 ;'eared to break: 
And whin at last I g.iZid aiouuj 

In moiuiiig's glinimerint{ light. 
My spirit felt o'erwln lined beneath 

'Ihe vision's awful might. 

I rose and wept with chastened joy 

Thai jet I dwelt below. 
That yet anotiier hour was mine 

My faith tiy works to show; 
That yet .some sinner 1 might tell 

Of .lesus' dying love, 
And help to lead some weary soul 

To seek a home above. - 

And now while on the earth I stay; 

My motto this shall 6e, 
To live no longer to myself. 

But him who died lor me. 
And graven on my inmost soul 

I'll wear this truth divine. 
They that turn many to the Lord 

Bright as the siar» shall shine. 
AUoona, Pa. 



Tbe above phrase, is So much in 
use, that iu ruiiiy instances, it is 
uttered witlio'it any ajiplicaiioa to 
the real tiuancial cutiditiou uf tbe 
percou ; fjr in a financial sense 
it is used generally, indeed it is 
t'requenily made use of Dy persnn.s, 
who possess housts a d lands, and 
seldona Jbuud wiiiiout full purses. 
I am QOtsUie, but lijis class of pto- 
p'e are tiie m s' apt to compLiu of 
nard times aud poveity. It a()peais 
lo be a fact, that njaoy wtio are 
rich io money are the p eirest alt T 
all. Simply, because they want 
mure and mote, aud are never sat- 
isHed. Tlie iust of moi.ey is pruba- 
i<ly oue of the hardest tioveicome. 
)et a cliii-jtiiin must overcome it. 
e:^e I e will be- led Irmu one evil to 
anotber hir tiie s;ike < f gain, aud 
liis litie, iu a rtligious .senile will be 
.\ faiiuiv. it is ntit surprislug thai 
vvoridiy people, h' an! up wealth, 
from ti.e Lise of it, but for pridess- 
t<l ctiris ians, licfi in money, to 
i:lutch the almighty dollar so tight 
■hat the tries of iJie pjor, or the 
demands t'f good works, do not 
move them lo acts of beuevidence, 
their condition is tieplorable iuiieed 
My chri.-tiau br tuer, aie \ou one 
ot tliis class? Dj you own y^'tir 
large farm, your fine stcck, with 
m;(uey on iuterest ? Have you sup- 
plied your sons with tine horses and 
iuahiouable carriiig*^'!, with winch 
liiey may be ?p iitmg away their 
lime instead Ol" iiupr ving it by in- 
tellectual culture ? Do you annual- 
ly pay large store bills, contracted 
l)y buying costly drfss goods with 
which tu iit out your duu^utuxs.UiM 

t ley nay appear well, iu fashiona- 
ble circles? Ami then whenabr)ih- 
er c mes aroiiiid, and asks you to 
cOi.tnUut^ for some benevolent pur- 
p iSc!, t building of a church or 
even to Lub-cribe fur one of the re- 
ligious peiiodicil, do you tell them 
you eau'tafford it ? Ag^in, you who 
have invested your all in land, and 
have put yourselves so deep in debt 
that you arc obliged to work every 
hour of the day and part of the 
night, t ) ktep from being. sold out 
by the she.-ifl", do you contribute to 
the L .rd, by giving to the poor? 
Oh no, you can't afford it. How 
much do you s()eod every year for 
tobacc), and other luxuries. Let 
us see. You buy atleast the worth of 
20 Cents in tobacco every week, 80 
c^nts a month and nine dollars aud 
sixty cents a year ! If your wife 
smokes, double the t.mount, or 
niueieen dollars and twenty cent-t. 
Then in all pr>l);U>iliiy you u^e cof- 
fee and tea. Whatlolject to tea 
aud cofi'ee ? Certainly. God gave 
us pure water to drink, and what- 
ever eUe is u-ed, is a beverage in- 
vented by man aud is uothiug but a 
luxury without any benefit. Cof- 
fee oi-ts forty cents a pound and 
say Oue pound ppr week, and that 
is a small estimate, one dol ar and 
sixty cen(s p-r mouih I Am >unting 
to uintteeii d lilais and twenty cents 
in a year, which added to the 
c >st of tobacc ), amounts lo thirty- 
eight elollars and f^rty cents! Think 
ot the many poor he::rts, m'glit 
be cheered with this raonev, insitad 
of the unp'ea-ant resolis, which 
evidemly will follow an improper 
n.'-e of it. 

Yonng men are you -looking 
around f.r a field of usefnlnes-? 
Just bei?in witii your.'-elf, and you 
may find enough to commence with. 
Throw a.vay that ci^ar. Deny 
voo'S li' of those iinnei e--^ary ex- 
P'l.d.t ire'.a, and instead of spending 
ycMir in .ney tor suc'i t iiijiS that 
will cause you nothing but misery 
;iiid disease, just leii<) it lo the Lord, , 
who wid pay you a perpt-tnal in- 
leref-t for it. K'niimber, "It is 
lietter lo give than to receive," jind 
that 'The Lord loveth a cbeeiful 
giver." If we love God and ap- 
preciate Christ's sacrifice, we will 
lint hesitate 10 contribute to his 
ulory and honor. To do this every 
chri-lian must exp ct to deny him- 
•e f. As soon as the heart yiehls to 
.se'lfi.--hnese, tnc love for God dimin- 
iehes and we seek t> gratify the car- 
nal desires. It is t'len, we imngine 
w« axe poor, uaU ihiuk we cau'C af- 



ford to he'p ilie netdy, < r c"i t' ilmte 
to any givi il cause. Jt hlun.lil lie 
ren'einlieieil that f»r ever)iliing 
that is given iu faith and love, the 
Lord wi'I send a ble-sing. 



Aficr my release from spiritual 
captivity iu Dec., 1872, G<.d grad- 
ually gave me oppoitunities i'<ii tiie 
eiijoymeii-t of all tliose conveuient, 
lawful and new i^'easurts, consis- 
tent with a renewed nature. iSome 
ot my old enjoyiuenis were return- 
ed to me, while some were not only 
withheld, but were manifestly re- 
pU:.'nant In my convened heart with 
its new desires. Wtieu feeling so 
desolate aud straitened, it then real- 
ly seemed that I could never again 
enjoy or i)osbf8s anything. But as 
did old Job, 1 periistenily resolved 
that "thou^b he slay me yet nill J 
trust in him." I was rithly rewatd- 
cd for my cotifideoce, 'aiih and pcr- 
severeiiCe. As soon as God com- 
pleted bis work i^f legeueration up- 
on my convicted heari — a prejiara- 
tioG and peiformaDC-! w!.ich is not 
in a twinkling as some ignorantv 
Suppose, he gave me ^uch a piessed 
and eve; flowing measure of con:- 
•fort and unspeakable blei^sings — 
spiritual and temporal, in their sea- 
son, that I felt as conlenttd and 
happy as if I owned I his whole 
world, and every tiling in it was 
subjt'et to my will. Tiiis was sole- 
ly aitribuitd to tlie (fleets upon my 
hear! (if the t-a ictifv ing ii fluence o( 
the Hi ly — it lemiud. d me ot 
what must b. 1 Be a second re.sti ra 
tion to the garden of E !en. To 
prove that u was G^d's special 
work, I v\a-i surrounded bv the 
precise outward cil(■u^l^tancfs as 
whenle iiered my cajitivi y. Agite- 
ab!e to Scrip ure proniise, 1 came 
r.ut witn jiiy and was led forth wiih 
peace; tlie mouniains and the hills 
did break forth before me into i^in^- 
intr, aid all tl;e trees (if the Held 
did cl.;p tbeii hand*. Isai-il. 65. 
"Oh that men would prajsfi tne 
Lord tor his goidnes", and for ins 
wonderful v«'(pik« to t'le chi'dren of 
men!'' Full (bedieuce to G. d's 
righteous counfel, eulitlf^-; and gives 
entire pmsessioij <pf manifold Ides"^- 
ingf — urt ouly in spiritual-;, but 
with every necessary temp^r^l "Be 
afBitted," that you niay "la-te and 
see that the L'.rd is good." It is 
now nearly three years since my fi- 
nal release fn nj spiritual capiivity 
B>ut id ended uev«iim>re to reUica 

as long asJ I know, love and trnj-t 
my Savior whom I long songtit. 
In I-aiab 54, are 8vrc> t and Invingly 
verilied promit^es. PieaSe re;id them 
carefully. I t ave bnuyht the truth 
of ti'em. whioh was as "'(he wa'ers of 
Noali" to m( — now pas' — no more 
to go o\er me. God's uindness and 
•'covenant of | eace" are Tolly miwe 
and abide with me. i I the pre- 
cious promises ; they brighten mv 
eves and delight my soul when 1 
rea'ize them. When wedraw nigh 
to God he will draw nigh to us. In 
my meditations upon liis word, it 
does seem that my who'e heart is 
alive wiih his law. To me he Has 
magnified his law and made it hi n- 
oraiile. "After those days, saitli 
the Lord, I will put my iaw.s 
into their minds lO write iheni in 
their heait-*." And widle I possess 
such a full measure of light, j 'y and 
peace in the Huly Ghost, I am ever 
mindful of tlnse sacn d and « ise 
injuQCiions ; "Sei ve the Lord with 
fear, and rcjiice with trembling ;" 
"waich an 1 priy lest ye enter inio 
temptaiioa." Light alone will not 
save and preseive a persiii from er- 
ror. Child-like and obedier ci- 
are thesoiil-savingesseiiti.ild. Plrase 
read P.salm 18. From a long and 
varied experience, its words are as 
my own. In fact ihe Urjier porti >ii 
if ihe Bible beams with light, love 
and truth to my regenerated nature. 
Of there are S"me raysteriis 
in this tmlv B lok which seem to be 
withheld fr im man. O.dy t'lrougii 
4;he channel of regeneratimi, (Gi d's 
own appointed way) can we ihor- 
oujfhly uuderstand, appreciate a id 
love the holy B.ble. ' thou 
wilt ligM my candle ; the Lord my 
G'l] will eidi^hten my daikiitis," 
saith the Scriptures. 

Alihi'Ugh so Ling since my deliv- 
erance from spiriiusl captivity, st>ll 
I contiiiied to rcmaiu at Imm'', 
w it'i the (xcepiion of two or three 
"alls I niade to some HfUcttd one 
near me. I did n" visiting i'l the 
pas' six \ ears, imiil the 5th of July, 
18V 5. God has "a lime to every 
purpose under the hfavfn." Un- 
f'.nunately, but a few of the mill- 
ions seem ticonsnlr much of his 
counsel and guidance in their daily 
life. I have niw en'ered up n the 
dutv of visiiing all my old a..- 
quainfances far and n^ar, as suitabU 
oppiiriunities are presented. 1 am 
glad to go out when il i=? Gid's 
will, and entirely fa i.sfied t > re- 
main at home when it is his good 
pleasure. "All things work tbeeih- 
«f iix good to those that love GkMl^ . 

anil are the calhd aceoiding to Ids 
(iiirposc." 1 have leaintd to be 
conlentr-d in whatever siiumion I 
am providei tinlly phici d, I lave 

i long pra\ed the L^id to (each me 

I in all things how to go in and out 
before tue people. Ht^ fully piT- 

1 (orms this for ue. ''Tie LinJ 
shall preserve thy going out and 
thy coming iu front this lime forth, 
and even f'r evermore," saith the 
Psalmist. How Olteu the fulfill- 
ment of God's promises causes my 
heart to vibrate with these true 
wortls : "III the multitude of my 
thoughts within me tliy comforts 
del'ght roy soul." P^alm91. 

Were 1 to enter into all the de- 
tails of my (xperience and conver- 
sion, &., I would have qniie a 
lengthy article. It is my piirpnse 
to only give li e most stnUina: points 
and neaos (if the matti r wi h all 
neeespar quotations Irnm I he Script- 
ures t> substantiate the possibility 
of my experience .1 specially re- 
quest each reader to tike the Bible 
and lefer to It lor all the chaj ters 
and Verses I lame. It is impor- 
tant to do so. You must nut (*iily 
read tiiis aiticle over once, but at 
least tnice that you may tie better 
appreciate its sura and sub-^iaiice. 
Ill my at'empi at writing ilii'^, by 
the help oT the Lord, my s ile ob- 
ject is to his "liaid and 
niighi ;" that it may strengthen 
the afflicted, hind Up the bruUen 
hemttd , tieal the wounded, snp- 
jii>rt the weak, cheer the nervous, 
and to disi-ioaie and banisih skep- 
tcisiii ! Belore concluding my snb- 
j ct, it may be of interept to the 
re.iders to have fuither particulars' 
as to aiy daily life and feelings of 
tho^p years belor- I ready en'eied 
captivi y : To begin wiih tliis no«v 
r'-markalile chuin ef eveut.s, T take 
f'e fir.-t link from the close of 18G1. 
Fioni ihis time to 18ij8, al hoiiirii 
quit; Siitferinir, at times I enyagtd 
In dmeing, and various kin'ls < t 
worldly amusements just as toe ma- 
jority of ])rofessing christians and 
the mu!ti:ude did, I composed 
sceral pif ces of inKtrumeiilal music 
and one vocal in 1866. 

I never vi.-ited as much as the 
moirt of people ; but always made a 
reasonable number (-f visits every 
year. Home was ever the "dearest 
■ipot of earih to me." At interval?, 
from 18G3 to 18G9, 1 begun ti have 
such iriuls and afflictions that it of- 
ten became bunleusome for me to 

a'teiid j>aiti-^s or to leave home. 

11 h 'f August and 19th of S-'ptera- 
ber^ iSiM, 1 loat two ut m^ ^otvu 



brothers, Samue] and Augustus ia 
thirty-nine davs of each other. In 
additioa to my delicate state, this 
was very afflictive to me. I was 
advised to visit for my health ; aud 
when I did so frequently the kiud 
reception of friends bad no charms 
to undo my secredy changing feel- 
ings. For twelve months, dating 
from the early part of 1868, 1 strove 
against this growing tendency, un- 
til I finally became well aware that 
the world has no power to difsipate 
it, and besides I did not think it 
right to strive against a thing which 
I was instinctively convinced I 
could not control. Instead of im- 
proving my health to mingle with 
the gay and worldly, it did me an 
apparent injury. I ceased visiting 
and attende.l to my home duties 
and recreation, [t is now quite 
manifest lo me that God was then 
using my afflictions (this is the point 
where many persons grieve away 
the wooing of the spirit) to bring 
me to that juncture where he cou